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" Mercury urns the messenger of Jove and it was his duty to conduct 
disembodied spirits to the outer world and also to resurrect the dead. He had 
invented the lyre, constructing it from a tortoise shell. This he exchanged with 
Apollo for the later s magic wand, which was simply an olive branch with two 
fillets of ribboji. When Mercury was travelling in Arcadia he encountered two 
serpents engaged in deadly combat. He separated them with his wand and so 
the olive branch became the symbol of peace. The two fillets were replaced by 
the twined serpents, and the wings were added as the sign of Mercury, the mes- 
senger of the gods. Thus, the caduceus represents peace and immortality. In 
these days of war its wearers have assumed the spirit of the magic wand; they 
will bring new life to those who will have given up the old in order that the world 
might have peace. It is a worthy emblem, its followers are worthy of it." 

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"7/ is with a sense of deep appreciation of the spirit that prompted the 
dedication of Lest We Forget,"' to me by the personnel of Base Hospital, Camp 
Lee, Virginia, that I take this opportunity of thanking Colonel JV. R. Dear, 
the officers and enlisted men of the Medical Department at that post for the 
splendid efforts and results obtained since the hospital was established. 

''In keeping with the high standard of the corps set both in Europe and in 
the United States, the officers and enlisted men at Camp Lee have a right to 
feel a deep sense of pride in work well done. Without the aid born of knowledge 
that they were to be privileged to serve their country overseas, the members 
of the Medical Department at Camp Lee, in common with the other members of 
the corps serving in the United States, did not lessen their efforts in the slightest 
to serve in the capacity in which it was their lot to be cast. Not theirs was the 
glory of evacuating the wounded under fire on the battlefields of Europe, but it 
is to their everlasting glory that without a murm.ur they trained in camp and 
cantonment those who later shed added lustre to the deeds of the Medical 
Department of the Army. 

''The same spirit of self sacrifice that made them carry on to aid those who 
were to be more fortunate and see service overseas was also evident during the 
trying days of the influenza epidemic that swept the country (Did every camp. 
It is to the tireless devotion of the officers and men of the Medical Department 
that mauy a doug/iboy oires his life, and it was their effort that made these men 
fit to figJif, aud, in fig/ifiug, win the victory. 

"Your sph'udidhj compiled book is a ppropriatchj uamcd. for those w/u> 
passed through the ministering hands of the Medical Corps ut Camp Ice u-ill 
never forget tJie fine efficiency and splendid care they received. The officers aud 
men at the Base Hospital ivill always cherish this permanent written aud printed 
record (f their work aud friendships. It is a fiueh/ ivritteu record (fa spleudidly 
ad m iu istered iustitutiou . 

" I u eouclusiou , I desire to fhauk the entire person luffDv ivoudevfnt ejlieieuey 
aud faithful sevviee which has Ijceu iu keeping with the traditions of the Mcdie(d 
Departmeuf of the Army, aud also for the spoufa ueous will / uguess lo remaiu iu 
service until those irho made bodily sacrifice were phjjsie(dly capable (f returning 
to useful civilian j)ursuifs."' 


Copyrighl, Frsler. Rkhmoml. Va. 



''One of the keenest pleasures of my experience as Commanding Officer of 
this Hospital since June of 1918 is the realization that associated with me in 
the operation and development of the Hospital, has been a ivonderf ul group of 
men and women. 

"During the influenza epidemic, to which many references are made in 
this book, because to us it was our 'big trial, ^ our 'battle,' the spirit of unselfish 
devotion to duty, of absolute disregard of personal safety, of calm, cheerful and 
unfailing response to any summons for work, I shall never forget. Every man 
and woman played the great game through, gave his and her best, and in some 
instances suffered the supreme penalty during the trying days and nights of 
those six weeks. 

"With the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918, came the first 
harbinger of 'Peace on Earth"; a feui iveeks later Christmas, and to those of 
us who had so recently passed through the influenza epidemic in a camp of 
65,000 population, it did seem as if we were emerging once more into the 
sunshine of hope for a new order of things. 

"The Christmas which we experienced in the Base Hospital at Camp Lee, 
Virginia, in the year 1918, will not be forgotten. It is my earnest wish that 
ive all might 'carry on' our memories of that Christmas as we knew it here. 

"The Great JJ\ir is now practically over, and we, members of this Base 
Hospital, are now engaged in the reconstruction of our comrades who 'went over 
the top ' in Europe. I want that every man and woman, who has been a 
member of our organization, should feel that he and she have played a most 
important part in the Allied Victory. 

'^Thc existence and proper functioning of the Base Hospitals in this country 
hare made these great camp-troop-factories possible. We have sheltered and 
mirsed back to health thousands of boys, and made thousands more 'fit to 
cross the seas.' 

"We have just cause to be proud of our organization and the institution to 
which we belong, and though we ourselves had not the chance to help on the other 
side, let us feel in after years that we did what we were called on to do and so 
gave to our Country the best efforts of which we were capable. 

"May each life be richer and more nobly useful for the memories and 
sacrifices of this service." 



|HE contribution of the Base Hospital at Camp Lee, Virginia, to the nation in its struggle 
for the freedom of the world has been a large one. 

F'rom practically every angle a unique and successful command had been in force— 
a perfect cog-like machine has been in operation, all striving for one goal. Almost over- 
night an institution has been produced that will live in the minds of all for years to come. 
With magic-like cooperation, the entire hospital personnel conceived and put into play 
that democratic policy. "All for one, one for all," and as they enter upon the last lap of their 
army career, they stand on the very summit of accomplishment. To those they worked for. 
to those they lived for, and to that nation that they would die for, their task has been one 
that will bear a wonderful harvest. 

It seemed that they all realized the dire need of the nation and abolished the mechanical 
spirit of executing their duties. With heart and soul they plunged into the very vitals of war- 
time conditions, and night as well as day produced the best that was in them. They have 
won a distinct victory of their own, not with the sword, but with patriotism and with production. 

The profession of medicine and surgery poured into the ranks of our corps men of experi- 
ence, men who could feel the pulsations of humanity, and with God-given elements could 
transmit to the sick, the suffering and the wounded, that assistance that earned for them a place 
in the annals of praise. They were vibrant at the stir of patriotism, and sacrificed their homes, 
families and wide practices to cast their share upon the altar of victory. Their vigils of watch, 
their earnest and undivided loyalty to each patient has proved that they cared little for them- 
selves, but rather for the man. This spirit in itself is a fraternal one and is celestial. 

From the Nurse Corps there came those women of high ideals and sacrifice, to play their 
parts. Their smiles and encouraging words of cheer, coupled with their presence, seemed to 
give that bouyancy to the sick and well alike, that meant so much to humanity. In their 
ceaseless grind of attention, especially during our "Greatest Battle," they carried joy and 
thanksgiving with them. Night and day they toiled. To them we owe a debt of gratitude. 
To them, the nation can determine what a great gift was theirs to the cause of freedom and love. 
Their synipalliy and affection to the stricken was a paramount feature. Indeed, they were 
the gift of I*r()\ i(l('nce. 

An enlisted personnel of a thousand strong came, and few could boast of a hospital experi- 
ence. The rontine w as new. I he work was at first difficult, but, like all Americans, they grasped 
the idea and <le\'elope(l it into a classic. 

Time and time again I hex' ha\-e proved that individnally they are capable, and collec- 
tively they aic mighty, bringing honor and glory to the cause and its meaning. In the office, 
in the wards, and in all their daily and nightly routine they luiN'e excelled. To these men, 
America can connt on h'ad(>rs when leaders are needcMl in order to cope with the gigantic 
problems of govcM-nnient that will in(>\ital)ly confront the new era that is to come. 

P'raternity dexclopcMl. In its trail there \\n\v \)vc\\ honrs and hours of mirth and loyalty 
combined. Tomorrow this IV(>liiig nuisl li\-e. Let us return to >(>slcrday and renew the period 
of darkened days in which tluMc was born a stellar condition of '"One for all, all for one." 



" This volume, viade possible through the untiring 
efforts of the editorial staff, speaks so forcibly of the splen- 
did work done by those connected with this institution, that 
I feel my added opinion is unnecessary. It will be of ines- 
timable value in years to come, enabling those associated 
with this organization to visualize the past as it was known 
during their service. 

''It has been a pleasure to me to be amongst so many 
loyal Americans, to be considered a paj't of this Hospital, 
and I shall always look back with pride upon my associates 
cd Camp Lee.'" 



"As Adjutant of this Hospital, I have had the oppor- 
tunity to observe, in its minute detail, the embryonic stage 
of development and have been a constant eye-witness to 
the steady and remarkable progress of this institution. 

"With the utmost satisfaction, I have watched the 
wonderful development of the entire personnel as a whole, 
collectively and individually, enter the service from various 
walks of life from, you might say, the very beginning. 

"There was never a doubt as to the outcome, and this 
has been proved by the energy, zeal and efficiency shown 
by this personnel in overcoming the various obstacles 
ivhich are presented in the general routine of a hospital 
of tin's size. 

"This personnel, tried and true, is fully able to con- 
front any emergency ivith precision, accuracy and success. 
Every man and woman connected with the hospital has 
nobly done his and her allotted share and the most enjoy- 
able moments of my life luirc bcoi spent while serving 
irifh iJicm at the Base Hospital at Camp Lee.'^ 

CAl'TAIN III'.liliKli r \. i)i;an, sc 
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Assistant to Commanding OiEcer 

The year spent at Camp Lee, 
Dear Pals with Thee. 

"Acquaintances, friends and pals (the last is reserved 
for the Enlisted men): How it seems to be an old timer! 
A year ago we were ' Tenderfeet,' and 'Rookies.' What 
impressions we must all have received when we hit the ' Base," 
some of us from Training Camps, some from Recruiting 
Stations, most from civil life; feio were regulars! The first 
thing ice noticed was that the Base seemed a deuce of a lo7ig 
way from the rest of the Camp. We had a feeling as if 
we were 'contagious' and as such had to be isolated from 
the rest of the loorld. 

W e heard there was a Unit called the 80th Division in 
Camp and occasionally heard a far distant bugle or perhaps 
a gun fired or the sound of distant cheering. We glimpsed 
the numerals 320th or 318th on a '55a,' and they told us the 
80th was to leave for overseas and that we were to be serd 
along as a Base, but, alas, the dope was all wrong. 

"Next we heard that there was an outfit called the 37th 
and then ive lost a few of our 'gold bricks' mid more fortunate 
buddies to Replacement Units 1^2 and 43, Evacuation 15 
and Base 61. 

"Then the cruelest blow of all, the Armistice. Cruel 
for us because toe knew our chance of ever getting over 
was doomed. 

"After this came the getting-home stuff and all the morale 
s'chedules — ive even heard of flag poles and retreat. Now 
come the final days, when we are cleaning up in readiness 
for the glad day when the loord will come, 'Lock the Front 
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This is a story of achievement. 

The historian of this gigantic medical caravansary 
has a task of great magnitude. Perhaps a Balzac or a 
AVells could do justice to the problem, and Zola would 
undoubtedly have revelled in that miniature description 
of a thousand and one realistic details that was his forte. 
In chronicling the evolutionary history of the Base 
Hospital they would have composed symphonies of 
shining words, bringing out all the fine touches that 
go to create hospital life. As it is, only a feeble attempt 
can be made to tell the story, and if perhaps the imagi- 
nation of this or that reader, who is stimulated into 
rambling reminiscences, can be made to evoke addi- 
tional features, the purpose of this article is achieved. 

This is not the chronicle of one man. Not a dithy- 
ramb clustering around the personalities of extraordi- 
nary men. But a resume of the co-operative achieve- 
ments of all those w lio have worked in this Hospital. 
Bit by bit, tlie architectural outlines have revealed 
themselves during manv months, and the thing that 

realms of a creative spirit and scientific research and 
activity — and the result is what we have to-day. 

Perhaps you are a hard, level-headed, practical fellow. 
You do not care for cloudy abstractions nor esoteric 
musings. You want facts. On the other hand, it may 
be that you do care for promenades in dreamland and 
rambles in philosophical regions. You are given to 
idealization. Now, it is a certainty that you will want 
to remember something about your Base Hospital days, 
when you're back in "civics." You will want to evoke 
this or that image, this or that pleasant event, this or 
that beautiful association of comradeship and mutual 
service. For, after all, you are human. And when you 
look at your life here retrospectively, you will want 
some land-marks by which to elicit old memories from 
the back of your brain. 

It .should not be necessary to sprinkle this story with 
perfumed laudations. We believe tlial th(> niar\cll()us 
record of the Base Hospital speaks for itself. But 
somehow, in the routine of the daily grind and the 

m e t i m e s 
a dening 

;i c I t y, 
others in the 


is made to give you a pot-pourri of data, facts, dates, etc., 
in the usual sense — and besides you know that only 
a professional mathematician is interested in cold 

The history of Camp goes hand in hand with the 
development of its Base Hospital, from an embryonic 
stage of primitiveness to the highest point of medical 
efficiency. Tranquil, as though with a scientific attach- 
ment, the Base Hospital has seen the camp develop, 
has nursed and cured the sick and wounded, and thus 
has contributed in a large measure to the military effi- 
ciency of. the men from this cantonment. 

To get the proper perspective we will lead you into 
its Genesis. That was back in July of 1917. The 
country had just begun to adjust itself to the idea of 
war, and the martial spirit was sweeping, like wildfire, 
through every city and hamlet. The draft machinery 
had been set in motion and the infinitesimal details of 
training and whipping an army into shape were being 
worked out. The farmland which is now Camp Lee 
has been selected for the site of the cantonment, and 
an army of carpenters were busy hammering out the 
design of the Barrack City. By August a temporary 
Hospital was built at Avenue A and 27th Street to take 
care of such cases as the first increment of the draft sent in. 

This Hospital, under the 
command of Captain N. 
T. Nelson, M.C., provided 
the opening chapter of the 
medical service in this camp. 
Of course, no attempt at 
systematic organization 
could be made, and cases, 
whether medical or surgical, 
were jumbled together in hv- 
wildering fashion. In spite 
of this handicap, there was 
no hitch in the operation of 


the medical functions, and 
everything went smoothly, 
until this Hospital was 

In the early part of Au- 
gust the construction of the 
Base Hospital was begun. 
Nature lovers probably 
mourned, when the iron 
necessity of the occasion 
demanded the destruction 
of the wooded region on 
the present site of the insti- 
tution, many long stretches 
I put to the axe. But enough 
the surroundings a charmingly 

of sylvan beauty 
has remained to give 
pastoral atmosphere. 

Previous to this, the nucleus of the Medical Detach- 
ment had arrived. Then in the early part of September 
a contingent arrived from Madison Barracks to work 
at the Hospital. After working in the temporary Hos- 
pital, they came to the Base Hospital grounds, where 
they made themselves at home, as best they could. 
Many of these veterans will be able to give you inter- 
esting recitals of their experiences. A portable kitchen 
was used to cook the food and other lucuUian delicacies 
which tickled the palate. The few hundred patients 
that had accumulated in the Base Hospital by August 
were fed in this way. Everything had a real primitive 
tang, and the Madison Barracks boys, many of whom 
are still in our midst, adjusted themselves most admir- 
ably to the difficult situation. 

The present bvuldings occupied by the Hospital were 
taken over in part on the 23d of September, 1917. 
Only three wards could be used, as the others were 
still under construction. The Medical Officers who 
were here at that time worked under the most adverse 
conditions. But they succeeded in combating these 
difficulties. Interesting sidelights on the trials and 

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experiences of the officers 
are shed by Lieutenant 
William H. Kable, M.C. 
who is one of the few "old 
officers still connected with 
the Base Hospital, having 
arrived here on October 
17, 1917. The Officers' 
Quarters at that time were 
located in Ward 26. Those 
of us who were in camp at 
that time probably remem- 
ber the extraordinary cold 
winter of 1917-1918, which 

was the coldest winter Mrginia had experienced for 
forty years. The heating system had not yet been 
installed, and, as a result, the Officers were living in 
"ice-boxes." Lieutenant Kable describes vividly a 
bitter cold morning when everybody suddenly devel- 
oped all kinds of muscular tremors and other nervous 
shakings and twitchings, so that great difficulty was 
experienced by all of them in slipping into their— er, 
trousers. The coffee was brought to the ward in buckets 
and was usually cold. But they had all adjusted them- 
selves to some extent, when Major Schmitter, the Com- 
manding Officer, appeared in the ward one day and gave 
the astonished Surgeons just one-half hour to move to 
newf|uartcTs. more pieciscly. the present Officers' Ward. 
A wild scramble ensued, everyljody making a feverish 
attemjjt to bag the best place. Some of the Officers had 
followed the lure of the beautiful cities surrounding 
camp, such as Pelcrsljurg and Hopewell, and when they 
returned in the dead of night from their Haronn-al- 
Rashid raml)ling. they found themselves "(lisi)o>s.'vsr(l."" 
What should they (loy Well, fii-.l ,,(■ all. Iliey curse,! 
rouuflly. TIk'u Iliey borrowed ulial<>\er Iliey could 
from their sleeping c-olleague^ and made lliehe.l of il. 

Under tin- eonunan.l of Major Fer.linand Sclnniller. 
.^L(^, the Base Hospital was loinially opened on Sep- 


teniber 1. 1917. He was a Regular Army Officer, and 
instilled a spirit of strict discipline into the organization 
from the first. His personal interest in every detail of 
the huge Hospital machinery made him familiar with 
his problems, w^hich were many. Nobody has forgotten 
his afternoon lectures at which he would initiate the 
Enlisted men into some of the elementary and later 
advanced questions of medical science. He was a 
disciplinarian, and his Saturdaj^ morning inspections 
of the various wards are still remembered, because of 
the jealous emulations which his system of rating the 
efficiency of the wards engendered. He arrived in this 
camp on August 13, 1917, w'ith the rank of Major, 
and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on June 1, 
1918. Soon after that he was transferred to Fort 
Leavenworth, Kansas, to establish a laboratory. An 
impressive farewell reception was gi\'en him by the 
men of his command who paraded before him in full 

In the meantime the ward organization went apace 
Willi ureal rapidity, and hy November 1, 1!)17, every- 
Ihin- was readv for use. IIowe\cr, lliere was still a 

I laek(,f personnel, and Officers were sent to various 
s lo start recruiting campaigns for the iNIedical 
■e as yel in small numl)crs. 

Detachment. Xur 

ly a do: 

. 1917. 


1 Oel 

This was the 
Il sil nation asan 
if nnnnps and 
iM-okenoul in the 


space in the field hospitals of the 317th, 318th, and 
319th Infantries. But the situation was coped with 
in a most satisfying manner. Empyema cases began 
to develop in large numbers from November, 1917, 
until January, 1918. Most of these convalescents were 
later transferred to Biltmore, N. C, after a Hospital 
train had taken them at the Camp Lee Station. An 
empyema and tuberculosis commission was sent to 
this hospital to scientifically investigate those cases 
of empyema and tuberculosis. They accomplished 
remarkable results in this research work. 

To test the mentality of the Eightieth Division, a 
Neuropsychiatric Commission arrived here in the 



early part of November, 1917. The gigantic task of 
weeding out the mentally unfit, the insane and intel- 
lectually deficient soldiers was accomplished within 
two months. Major Ross Moore and Captain Jesse 
M. W. Scott were in charge of this work, and achieved 
many amazing results. Ward 33 was then the ward for 
mental and nervous cases, and this, together with the 
many patients coming in from the command who were 
to be examined for cerebral trouble, made this ward 
one of the most interesting in the entire Hospital. 

In the meantime the population grew by leaps and 
bounds. Men were transferred from the line in batches 
to join the Medical Detachment whose task became 
more and more difficult owing to the increasing number 
of patients. About two hundred men from Richmond 
Base Hospital No. 45 (better known as the Maguire 
Unit) was temporarily amalgamated in the beginning 
of February. 

It was under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel 
Williams and "went over" in June, 1918. Reports re- 
ceived in this country speak enthusiastically of the 
work done by the members of the unit, many of whom 
left friends here. 

In April, 1918, another addition to the Medical Corps 
forces came with the arrival of three hundred men from 
Philadelphia, Pa., who had been recruited there by 
Captain Tunnell, a Medical Officer. 

When the Eightieth Division left in May, 1918, there 
was a temporary breathing spell for the Officers, Nurses 
and Enlisted men, until the arrival of the Thirty-seventh 
Division, composed mostly of National Guardsmen 
from Ohio. They in turn left in June, and have also 
given a wonderful account of themselves during the 
heavy fighting in the Champagne. 

A re-adjustment of the command divided the Camp 
personnel into the Infantry and Replacement Camp and 
the 155th Depot Brigade, Despite all these changes, 


the Base Hospital continued to function without any 
serious disruption. 

Under the regime of Lieutenant-Colonel William R. 
Dear, M.C., who arrived here from Camp Wadsworth, 
S. C, on June 4, 1918, the history of the Base Hospital 
entered a new epoch. Construction of new buildings 
and barracks to meet radical requirements was resumed, 
and it is mostly due to his untiring energy that the 
Hosj)ital was ready for the overseas convalescents 
that began to ]jour into camp just after the Armistice 
was signed. 

During June and July, the temper of the atmosphere 
was given a jolt, when Base Hospital No. 61, under the 
command of Lieutenant-Colonel Lawrence, and Evacua- 
tion Hospital No. 15, under the command of Lieutenant- 
Colonel Wilson, pitched their tents in the Hospital area. 

Rumors of overseas service for the Enlisted men of 
the Camp Lee Base Hospital flew thick and fast, but 
many wild dreams were dashed to naught, when the 
two hospitals pulled out one dark night to bob up 
agniii on the "other side." 

ConsI ruction work was given a strong impetus 
when it was Fomul lli;it tlicrc was a lack of space, 
and in A[)ril the building of the ( 'oiivah'sccnt Bar- 
racks in the region back of the Hospital was started. 
The eleven wards were complete by the end of May, 
and ready for occupancy. A beautiful Red Cross 
Convalescent Building was constructed at the same 




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overseas examination was given, the results 

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ere eagerly 

looked for, and not an iota of doubt seemed to enter 
the minds of the eager corps that a few more weeks 
would see them in France. A strong impetus to this 
beautiful delusion was given when two Replacement 
Units 42 and 43 were organized out of members of the 
Detachment, and augmented by men from the line, but 
only a limited number could be admitted, and many 
disappointed lads saw the units finally leave camp, 
headed for France. Information received since is to 
the effect that both organizations were promiscuously 
split up after they arrived overseas. 

In June, 1918, an aggregation arrived from Jefferson 
Barracks, all composed of men from the Middle West. 



This augmented the personnel of the Hospital to the 
average number in order to meet the demands of the 
already increasing institution. 

The month of August kept the Hospital forces busy, 
because the hot wave sweeping over Virginia and the 
camp caused many heat prostrations. One hundred and 
ten cases were' admitted on the hottest day — August 
7, 1918. The thermometer registered 104°. 

The month of September, 1918, found the Hospital 
taxed to its utmost, as the influenza scourge swept over 
Camp Lee. The epidemic lasted about seven weeks and 
the number of patients was so great at one time that 
an emergency Hospital had to be opened at 27th Street 
and Avenue "A." Between ten and twelve thousand 
telegrams were sent out during the epidemic to the 
relatives of the stricken soldiers. But the self sacrificing 
heroism of Officers, Nurses and Enlisted men finally 
checked the plague which carried off a small number of 
victims, as compared with other camps. 

A period of comparative quiet followed, and then the 
Armistice was signed. The first oversells patients 
arrived, and a new phase began in the 
history of the Hospital. The Base Hos- 
pital became a Reconstruction Hospital. 
Large numbers of wounded came her<' 
from Hoboken, Newport News, and 
other ports, and were given the mosi 
careful treatment. I 

Amusing incidents connected witli the 
first arrival of wounded men occur to 
the mind. The entire Hospital person- 
nel was bitterly disappointed on several 
occasions when false alarms brought out 
many Officers, Nurses and Enlisted men 
who were anxious to be the first in 
receiving the heroes from 

The Reconstruction work car- 
ried on here has a great scope. 
An educational center has been 
ojjened, under the direction of 
i; ^ Captain ElishaW. Brown, M.C., 
p where the wounded are given 
/' free instruction in any trade or 

■P occupation they desire. A large 

,| ^ b.uilding, known as the Educa- 
i ^ l ^M B tional building is used for the 
^^^^^^H class rooms and shop sections 
^^PPW occupational therapeutic 

work, and marvelous results are 
lieing accomplished as a result 
of these efforts. 

The wounded have a wide 
range of subjects from which to choose, such as type- 
writing, stenography, telegraphy, et cetera, and are 
given the most careful attention by skilled instructors. 
Another interesting feature of the work is in the hands 
of the physiotherapeutic aides, whose task is to rehabil- 
itate the soldier by methods of massage and electric 

The Base Hospital is now a city in itself. With a 
personnel of one hundred Officers, one hundred ninety 
Nurses and nine hundred Enlisted men, the numer- 
ous buildings that are amazingly labyrinthian in 
their arrangement, it probably now reached the climax 
of its growth. It is constructed on the pavilion plan, 
the main buildings being in the shape of a square, open 
quadrangle in the center, with four tiers of wards. All 
wards in the main Hospital are connected by enclosed 
corridors and cross corridors. The main Mess Hall for 
patients is in the centre. Four wards are detached to 
the extreme southeast, one especially constructed as a 
neuropsychiatric ward, while the remaining are used 
for contagious diseases. With the completion of three 



new two-story barracks ol tlie stucco 
type for the Enlisted men. the latter 
left their tents in the area <>ast ot tlie 
hospital during JannarN' ol this vcar, 
and all Detachment men arc now com- 
fortably housed in V)arracKs. 

Owing to the increased number ol 
stomachs to be fed. the old Mess [fall in 
the rear of the Post Excliiumc liad to be 
abandoned, and two new Alc^s i tails, 
formerly Detachment hariacks. arc 
licing used as such. I'arl of the old 
-Mess Hall is occupied l)v llie oflice 
force of the Detachment Commander, 
who has also an office in the Administration Building. 
The other part was used as a clubroom until the 
completion of the "Y" hut. 

The entertainment and humanitarian care of the 
patients is in the hands of the Red Cross, which has 
done many notable things. Keith's Vaudeville Circuit 
is one of the many features which help the wounded 
men to wile a'way tlic wcai-y days of com'alesceiice. 
There is always something doing at the Red Cross 
Building, one of the most enchanting ])laces in camj). 

The Base Hosp.ital has thus grown to its present 
stature. Without being egotistical, the personnel may 
claim tlie credit of being the vitalizing force which kei)t 
the wheels going. Now we stand before the final epocli. 
^^'e are on the last lap. 

Docs not the Base Hospital strike you as an organism 
with an inner jjerceptiveness v.dien you wander through 
its numerous corridors at dusk, while the many purplish 
lights begin to gleam.^ Its history is that of a living 
growtli. You, who have been here, cannot forget it! 







"I find if (in im})os.sibUiiy to express the real, true 
feeling that I possess for the men ivho so nobly sacrificed 
their all for the spirit of freedom. The profession has 
(jained much by the loyalty that they have given. The 
Xnrse has shoim her unselfish desire to make the cause of 
hinnanitij a (lod-gircn one. Tlte Ktdisted nuui has uncon- 
sciously bcco/iic the man of toinorrou' on U'hose shoulders 
irill rest the destiny of a (/reider ncdion.'' 


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Major Edward iNI. Parker, Surgical Chief 

1st Lieutenant John W. Thomson, Asst. Surgical Chief 

1st Lieutenant Charles K. Holmes, Executive 


Edith M. Emery, in charge Cora L. Fov 

Anna F. Culhane Frederica Wagner 

Anna P. Gibney Joan Ray 




\nt i- ih 

PK I'lliS- 

-CLASS Li ther L. Chamblin 
LA>-s W illiam J. Killius 
lass Walter I. ^IcCLAUGiiERTY 
LASS William A. Ai stin 

Private first-class Robert S. Black 
Private first-class Maurice B. Johnson 
Private first-class Harcjed J. Schilling 
Private fihst-class (iEoucK H. West 

Private first-class Charles F. Cook 

The liistory of the Surgical Service dates back to Parker, and Lieutenant Isaac ( By Scptcinljcr 

August ^^S, 1!)17, when four Officers rcpoHcd at Camp .-,th I'oilowiug, twenty-six officers representing all 

Lee for duty a! the Has,- Hospital. Tlic.c were Captains depart uienls of the Base Hospital ha<l arrived iu 

Joseph W. Hope. Sanniel B. Moore and Edward M. < amp and were <|U=irtered in the hnildlug innne<liately 


back of the barracks used as the Temporary Hospital 
at Twenty-seventh Street. Thus was formed the 
nucleus of the Surgical Service. 

Major William L. Peple was the first Chief of Service 
and about September 15, 1917, the staff moved to the 
Base taking tempo- 
rary quarters in the 
Receiving Ward. 

The first operating 
room was a corner of 
Ward 9, curtained 
off with sheets. Its 
equipment was crude 
and consisted of a 
wooden operating 
table, an Army Gen- 
eral Operating Set 
(Model 1916), an 
Arnold Sterilizer and an alcohol stove. Only emer- 
gency operations were performed here, the first being 
a case of acute appendicitis, operated on by Major 
William Peple. 

The complete personnel of the Surgical Service, at 
the opening of the Hospital consisted of Major William 
L. Peple, who was Chief of Service, Captain Joseph W. 
Hope, Captain S. B. Moore, Captain Edward M. 
Parker, and Captain Hugh M. Beebe. The first three 
of these were promoted to the rank of Major during 
their service in this Hospital. 

In the early days of the Hospital, a large amount of 
work was done by the Staff in the examination of the 
drafted men. A special board of examiners was insti- 
tuted at the Base Hospital, whose decisions were final 
as to the questioii of ;i( '-<'pt;iiice or rejection for militiiry 


duty. In those days, more than a hundred men reported 
daily to the hospital for examination. Later the muster- 
ing office was reorganized and the Base Hospital was 
relieved of this duty. 

Major Peple was succeeded by Major Thomas B. 

Spence, who served 
until September 20, 
1918, when he in 
turn was succeeded 
by Major Edward M. 
Parker, who has been 
Chief of Service ever 

The organization 
and administration 
of the Surgical Ser- 
vice underwent a 
gradual development 
from small beginnings. The pavilion has two rooms for 
operations and the skill of the profession has been mani- 
fested often when successful operations were performed. 
The Surgical Service has made an enviable record. 

In August, 1918, Major Jennings was sent from the 
Surgeon-General's office to introduce a more compre- 
hensive system. Lieutenant Ferris L. Arnold was the 
first Executive Officer to introduce and put into action 
the plan of Major Jennings. He was succeeded by 
Lieutenant John W. Thomson, who is still associated 
with the office. 

All those who have been connected with the Surgical 
Service can feel that their services have been greatly 
appreciated. They have gained for themselves the 
lasting admiration of their associates and, at the 
same time, liave given to [hv Xation their very best. 




rSHIS department was opened on March '■23, 1918, 
in Ward 19, under Captain (now Lieut. - 
Colonel) T. 0. Vanamee, M.C. 
There were about 20 cases in the beginning, 
the rest of the beds in the ward being occupied 
by general surgical cases. In conjunction with the 
ward, there was a clinic in which consultations were 
held, and recommended for treatment. The cases came 
from the different organizations in the camp as well as 

from the 

wards in the 
Many cases 
of acute foot 
strain were 
treated, flat 
feet were 
padded and 
back strain 
and other 
acute con- 
ditions were 
also treated 
and given 

One of the 
Enlisted ])er- 
sonnel of 
(G e o r g e 
Maas) was( 
giving massji 
therapy, c-ontras 
most competent 

On April 2.'5. 1918, ( 
as assistant to C^ipl 
ward surg'. 
An average 

-V C0l)I)l, 

and rej)air 
wedges an 
first-class He 
the department and 
drop foot and other 

The first part of July. Major \ 
ferred to the Develojnnent IJattalioii 

instituted, and took charge of the Orthopedic work 
there. Captain Weeden was then appointed as Ortho- 
pedic Surgeon to the Base Hospital. 

On July 28, 1918, Ward W was designated as a 
fracture ward and was turned over to this department 
where all cases of this nature have been treated since 
that time. Miss Ruth Silvernale, A.N.C., has been the 
Nurse in charge since it became part of this department 
and is responsible for its long reputation a 




"Doctor, laivijcr, uicrchanf. chief, rich man. poor 
man — the beggar man, thief end of it u ill hare to be 
omitted, but there might be added actor, stenographer, 
insurance agent, student, farmer, artist, photographer, 
musician and about every other kind of man of work 
that can be imagined, all these brought together and 
assigned to the diitij of running a hospital. To most 
of them a hospital suggested merely a building lined 
with white a)td smelling of carbolic acid, from ivJiich 
any chance intruder was lucky to escape intact. But 
the point is. the hospital was run and nni well. All 
hands turned to. each learned his /Kirficular job. and 
through c()-()rdi}ndion — team work — the wJwels turned 

'^That is the )uosf striking feafurc in rcriiiring the 
work of the mcdic(d service. It was the iritl i ngncss of 
each member of the team to make himself fit and trork 
s)noothly with the re.'it th(d nuule siu-cess possible. 

^^Thcre were t/iany other fine (pudifics whicli trere 
also esseuti(d — i utcUigcucc. iniliulirc. con rage, perse- 
verance, loipdty- - hut )rhut couulcd luosi irtts the spirit 
of co-operation — team irorl:." 

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Major Tasker Howard, Chief of Medical Service 


Lieutenant Russell L. LIaden, Executive Officer 
Captain John G. Hathaway | ^^.^ Oiiefs anc 

Lieutenant Charles R. Mueller [ Consultants'^' 
Lieutenant Simon Rosenthal 1 

Sergeant Benjamin F. Bowles 
Corporal Harry Waters 
Private Ralph Dietrich 
Private Neil V. Butler 

The office of the Medical Chief was instituted 
during the month of September, 1917, under the 
supervision of Major Lawrence Litchfield, M.C., who 
remained as Chief of Service until July, 1918, when he 
was transferred to Camp Grant, 111. During the 
incumbency of Major Litchfield the hospital experienced 
one of the two serious epidemics in its history, that of 
empyema. This scourge began early in the winter 
of 1917, and lasted until early spring, 1918. 

Upon the transfer of Major Litchfield the duties of 
" Chief " were given to Major Jesse M. W. Scott, M.C. 


in addition to his duties as neuropsychiatric specialist. 
He was also transferred and upon his departure for 
Fort Snelling, Minn., he was succeeded by Captain 
Tasker Howard, M.C, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who came 
to this hospi tal well recommended. This was in August, 
1918. When the influenza epidemic came and was at 
its height this office performed its greatest duty. Cap- 
tain Howard, working night and day with the entire 
medical service at his command administered the great- 
est relief that the profession could offer. Their work 
will never be forgotten, and their loyalty to the patient, 


the Nurse, and the EnHsted man during these long dark 
days will indeed be lasting in the minds of all who came 
in contact with these officers and their chief. 

It was at the conclusion of this battle that Captain 
Howard was promoted to the rank of Major in recog- 
nition of his wonderful and efficient work. 

The ro.ster of the office portrays the names of several 
individual specialists who have been associated with 
the service since its inauguration. Among those worthy 
of mention are: Captain Samuel Lambert, of Pittsburgh, 
who was fortunate in going "over" with Base Hospital 
No. 61 in August, 1918. Lieutenant Thomas Rivers, 
of Atlanta, Ga., who was sent to Camp Funston in 
July, 1918. Captain Henry Lee Smith, of Baltimore, 

In Lieutenant Haden we possess one of the bright 
lights of the medical })rofession. Henry Ford may be 
looking for him in Detroit, but Henry can't have him 
until this office breaks up for keeps. His keen interest 
in the welfare of all, and his beaming smile will always 
be a source of much pleasure. 

The office enlisted personnel is distinguished by the 
fact that it has the shortest man in stature but the best 
man in disposition as its head. This is Sergeant Bowles. 
An old proverb, -^-ith which we are all familiar, has it 
" Good things in small packages, " and its truth is again 
demonstrated in our own Sergeant Bowles. He is the 
discoverer of the beast that annoyed the tented area 
for such an extended period — the famous "\Miimpey." 

Md., who \\ a^ cardiox ;i>( iilar cxiici-l and w as honor- 
ably discliargcd in 1 )(<cnil)cr. 1!)IS. Captain Jolm R. 
Graham, of New "^'ork. now camp epidermal oloj^isl at I lie 
camp surgeon's office. Cai)tain Kenneth ^Llxe\•, who 
was transferred to Canii) Crane. I*a.. in .July. li)lS. 

The Chief of Ser\ ice i> aKo loi tnnate in liavini; liis 

own" Morale Ofiieer" in the perM f Cai)tain -John IC 

Hathaway, of New H.-dford. Mas>. He is known the hos- 
pital over For liis ciieerfnl smile and happy i:i-eelin<;. l)nt 
in no other place can he he >o well loved .is in this oliiee. 

Captain (irahani was transterred lo the (;nn|) -nr- 
geon's office ofiicially, but nnollicially he is still a pari 
of this office. The whole sei \ ice has e,„ne lo waleh for 
his sunjiy greeting and deej) eonsideia t ion. 

Possibly no oflieer eonneeled with the s.Tvi.-e is so 
well known as l.ientenant Mn.'ller uho. !,;> ih.- wav, 
is one of the oldest odie.-rs in point of srr\ i, e at the 
Base. liis "'I'op „• the nn.rnin- lo yon - has,,n,e 
one of fhc looked for things in our daily rontine. 

Cor])oial \Naters is always lo,,kin- for trips and fnr- 
longhs. it has l,e.-n sai.l that when he relnrus from 
on.' trip he has his old - ( ,1a. Ul one packed h.r the 
next one. 

And then there is I'rivale Ualpli Dletrieh. fn. ni 
l,el,an.,n. i'a.. who is uryrv ,|on.- s^r.-ikin- al.oni Ihe 
I'ersex-eranee Hand a! home and is anxi.Misly .iw ail in- 
the ,lay when he can follou it np the Main Street as 
a hero not of the Maine. Iml of i'hi. 

I'rivale Unller, of S,i;. n I , m . is ihe Bean Urnmmel of 
tl„. ,,||i,v. Mis spred on the lyiHwnler is ama/in-, 
and Ik' will nndonhledlv los,- hi. 11,,^,.,- .luring on<- 
of the rush honrs. II,- should exercise care as "one 
(ing.Mvd" typists are in .iemand. 

This oiru e in its exisleuce has been one of the main- 
stays of Ihe iiislitiitioii and for those who have l)e('ii 
associated with it. there is a sa I isfaci ion llial lliey have 
done their work w. ll in the siruggle that Ihe nation 
has had lor dem<.cracy and Ihe freedom of the world. 

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The Receiving Ward began its career in the Adminis- 
tration Building in September, 1917, and occupied the 
room that lias since been set aside as a reception room. 

The pioneers of this one department could possibly 
tell of some interesting episodes that had been enacted 
in its small quarters. Hubert Ashby, who left the 
Base in February, 1919, as Sergeant first-class, was 
one of these pioneers along with Private Ginsburg 
who also has left the service for civil duties. Then 
there was Lieutenant Kable and Lieutenant Davis 
along with Lieutenant Claypoole who were officers in 
charge during the various periods of time. With the 
expansion of the work it was deemed advisable to move 
the department to the building that now bears its name. 
This was in December, 1917. Here it really had a 
chance to show its worth for it was at this juncture 
that the empyema, mumps, measles and pneumonia 
cases began to pour in and gave to the Camp its first 
taste of an epidemic. The work of the personnel during 
these days was indeed a feature, and will be remembered. 

The spi-ing was coming and it was about this time that 
the "Tunnell Unit" invaded the Base Hospital, and 
the Receiving Ward was the recipient of a number of 
these Philadelphians who were promised "lots of action 
in six weeks." Among them were Joe Letters, who 
went "over" with Unit 4^2, Sergeant Joe MofRtt and 
Corporal Glick, now of the Discharge Board, Sergeant 
Charley Allen, Tom Malion who aspired to be an officer 
and tried his hand at the C. O. T. S. and only failed on 
account of the war ending as soon as it did, and last, 
but not least, "Duke" Paul Steinberg, who has gone 
back to Philly, and whose favorite stunt was to line 
up the patients he was taking to the various wards and 
march them in military formation and yell "Detach- 
ment halt! " 

With the draftees arriving in a steady stream the 
Receiving Ward was a place of much activity although 
for some reason the impression prevailed among a few 
of the detachment that to be assigned there was to 
have a "gold-brick" job. It was no uncommon event for 


Sergeant "Icky" Bowles to handle some two hundred 
men a morning who were sent up for Special Examina- 
tion and Lieutenant Eckhart and Lieutenant Rhode, 
both A-1 officers and real men to work for, kept 
Allen, Mallon and Click busy pounding away at their 
"Royals." And there was our friend Sergeant Champ, 
silent but observant — a good and true friend indeed, 
taking care of the money end (there was always 
money around the Receiving Ward), and keeping his 
eye centered on everything. 

In the days of April and May, 1918, there was 
considerable paper work to be done, and in those 
days, mind you, the orderlies had no contrivances 
on which to wheel the patients to the different 
wards, but such huskies as Joe Letters, Bernie 
Legg, "Steiney, " Joe Bell, who went over with 
the 80th Division, and Joe Moffitt could be seen 
in the corridors carrying patients on litters. Some 
job those warm days, but the boys went at it with 
"mucho gusto." 

And while we are handing out compliments, it is 
right in line to say something as regards the night crew 
of the Receiving Ward: Sergeant Miltenberger, Cor- 
poral Ginsburg, Privates Reisner, Carruthers, and Joey 
Stine. They made an efficient force, and some of them 
became efficient chess players and further developed 
their "literary" education. 

The Receiving Ward was due for a change and in 
June it moved into the three small rooms formerly 
occupied by the Registrar's Office in the Receiving Ward 
Building. The demand at that time was to get the 

patients to the wards in the quickest possible time 
after they arri\ed at the Base, and this order ^^•as 
carried out to a letter. 

About August 7, 1918, Camp Lee felt the intense heat 
wave that prevailed practically over the entire country. 
Those who were at this hospital at that time will recall 
the scenes at the Receiving Ward, and Ward 9, when 
ambulances pulled up one after another and unloaded 
the boys who had been unable to stand up any longer 
on the drill field and rifle range, and many were brought 
to the Base in an unconscious condition. For the first 
time we had an inkling of what conditions must have 
been "over there," for the sights certainly reminded one 
of what might be expected after a ba ttle. The finest spirit 
prevailed among the entire personnel of the hospital. 

And now we come down to that period of Se])tember — 
to be exact September 13, 1918, w hen a number of cases 
of "Febricula" were brought in to the Receiving Ward. 
A few of those on duty remarked that the patients 
looked "pretty bad," and this was the fore-runner of 
the influenza epidemic which lasted some six weeks. 
On Sunday, September 15, 1918, some 500 patients 
were admitted to the hospital, and from that day 
on we are familiar with conditions as they existed 
throughout the entire hospital. 

\Vith the signing of the Armistice, activities for the 
time were decreased in the Receiving Ward, only to 
be revived again by the admission of soldiers returned 
to camp for demoliilizatiou. and tl"» wounded and 
sick patients transferred froni llic \aiii)us debarka- 
tion hospitals. Recollections are slill yWul in the 


writer's mind of the night 
the Receiving Ward was in- 
formed that within an hour 
or so they would get some 
200 over-seas patients. As a 
result peaceful sleepers were 
aroused, and within an hour 
everything was in readiness 
to receive the heroes, even to 
"TURK" the extent of serving sand- 

wiches, hot chocolate, and 
some "canned" music. But around the wee hours of 
2.30 A.M. it was found that a mix-up had occurred, and 
once again the personnel took to their bunks. From 
that time on the Receiving Ward has been taking care 
of the over-seas patients, and it now has the system 
down so fine that its slogan is "a patient a minute." 

This, briefly, covers some of the history of the Receiv- 
ing Ward, although, did space permit, it would be an 
easy matter to write considerably more on the subject. 
But there is another aspect which has made the Receiv- 
ing Ward a favorite to those who have had occasion to 
make it their headquarters, and to those who have been 
assigned to duty there. Let us recall those nights, for 
instance, when we had to be on duty and the rest of 

the men were participating 
in A\ hat social activity was 
available, the little gather- 
ings which we enjoyed so 
much. Who will forget 
our friends Captain Palmer, 
Corporal Mitchell and his 
Adjutant, Ryder? Lieuten- 
ant Atkinson, Lieutenant 
Nisbett and Captain Mor- " champ- 

row? And then we have 

that fine team of letter-writers in Sammy Gever and 
Private Charles Miller, now Mr. Miller. These boys 
wrote feverishly to keep the post-office busy. 

Yes, boys, the Receiving Ward has furnished lots of 
work, but it also has furnished many evenings of fun 
that otherwise would have been monotonous and dull. 
It has been the favorite drop-in rendevouz for a little 
chat or a joke, and many a fellov/ has aired his griev- 
ances within its confines, the general topics of the day 
have been a source of all-around discussion. Oratory 
and wisdom have permeated the place, and though 
many of its patrons are no longer with us, it will 
always continue to be one of the conspicuous places 
of the hospital from more Adewpoints than one. 


1917. Its original 
ru.lcl.N built sliclv.-. 

The birth of the Dispensary, an important factor 
of the Base Hospital, occurred in a small room during 
the early part of September, 
equipment consisted of a fe^^' 
a table and water sink. 
With the increasing de- 
mand upon this depart- 
ment, it was deemed 
necessary to move into 
more adequate quarters 
in which they could more 
conveniently serve the 
wards. In its new quarters 
were installed the most 
modern of fixtures, a large 
supply of drugs, serums 
and vaccines of every 
kind, no expense being 
spared in the creation of 
a model modern pharmacy. 

Great precaution was exercised in the prepara- 
tion of the medicines with regards to properties 
and quantity, and as a safeguard in the filling 


of prescriptions the double checking system was 

Each prescription received has been filed according 
lo llicir (hilc in wliicli they were prepared and from 
these a monthly report of 
the cost of drugs, with a 
statemen t of drugs on 
lias been forwarded to the 
Commanding Officer of the 

At present the Dispensary 
is in charge of Lieutenant 
Solon L. Rhode and its en- 
listed personnel comprises 
Sergeant first-class Con- 
well F. Dirickson, Sergeant 
Harry Promisloff, Corporal 
J. M. Roebuck and Private 
first-class C. B. Rothenber- 
ger. All of these men are 
graduates of leading medical colleges of the country 
and are registered pharmacists with years of experience 
to their (;redit before their induction into the army. 


"// /.V impossible to give an adequate liistorij of the work 
of the Pathological Laboratory because my arrival at Camp 
Lee dates from December when the work had already begun 
to decrease and the epidemic of influenza and pnemonia had 
ceased. It is, however, a pleasure to speak of the excellent 
orga)iization of the laboratory and to add testimony to the 
efficiency of the personnel and to the skill and readiness of the 
men to do their part in this hospital. 

''The temptation is strong to mention every man here by 
name with a word of praise, but to do so would be an injustice 
to those u-ho were here during the organization, but were trans- 
ferred to other camps and organizations before my arrival. 

''If the laboratory at Camp Lee Base Hospital is regarded 
as one of the best in the army, its reputcdion is justly earned, 
not because of the mechanical equipment, but by reason of the 
quality of the mm who do the irork. It is very evident from an 
association with these men that thei/ are (f the type ivhich had 
made pos.siljle the success' <f our American Army, and that they 
are of that class u-ho u'ill u-isely determine the course and 
progrcs.s <f our country when wc shall have been sent Ijack to 
our homes and civil life. 

^'They (ire the fi/pe (f men who we shall warmly greet in 
the years to come ivhencver and }vherever duv yii/hs may cross, 
and I sludl ahvays cherish the pleasant association with such 
loy(d . 1 tnericans.^' 





In writing this article we know thai no one is inter- 
ested in laboratories. We feel quite snre that not one 
member of the fatigue gang or the plumbing shop or the 
Detachment Commander's office, will even take ])assing 
notice of the accompanying illustrations. Nevertheless 
it is customary to write about laboratories ^\ hen you 
write about Hospitals — therefore follows our story. 

when Mr. Doctor says, "You've got pneumonia," Mr. 
Laboratory will show that it is only a violent attack 
of dandruff — it's a nasty habit and sometimes it's quite 
irritating to Mr. Doctor. 

Now that you know exactly wliat a laboratory is, 
we .shall tell you about our dear little "lab." It was 
organized by Sergeants Heilman and Halliach with the 

Tin-: l'ATI10I,()(iI( AI. I.AIiOKATOin ST. 

First wliat is a lahoralory ? Perhaps I he dy 

aid of Ihnv lacnlcnnnls, a Capla 

,1c of 

of the word will help iis. Il c.m.'s Iron: llic Latin, Pi'ix al cs for I lie di^l ind purpose of cxaunning I I(.pr\v(>ll 
"Labora," meaiiiiig work, lalior; and "laniMis," inca 

bull; puttin- Iheni (ogvtlicr we have "work or lalor. I'm- lliis wcn-lcrtn 
the bull" or as our Irieiul Riiig W. l-ardner would ^ay 
"shoot the bulk" 

When a doctor makes a din-nosi. and you know darn 

!.<.(,/,,■ tor Major Swindell, 'i'o llie InrnH-r crcdil is du< 

i/aliun, 1.1 Il,e jailer w< 

lake onr lials ,,|V t<,r ils r.mlinncd main!. ■nance. 

II is a calm day in onibcr, I!)I7 llial is, il i,- 
cahn in ll.c laboralory. I'rivalcs Ib-ilnian and Halbaci 

well he is wrong, you go to llic laboralory and i.rovc il. arc p.'rfornnim llicir duli<- willi adnnral.k- Ic.-luiic 
For .some unknown r.'ason, M i-. I ,a I ). na I ory and Mr. al ihc sink. The glassware lairlx dnncs willi ihe 
Doctor (h. not get alon- well logrllicr. Invariably radiance ot iiali.acl.-s gol.l loolli. ( apian, Wesloti, as 




usual is carrying on a violent conversation "a la rabbi" 
— with his hands— while Lieutenant Asinis hurriedly 
paces the floor and endeavors to silence the afore- 
said captain with a barrage of et ceteras. Fear 
not, dear reader, they are merely 
trying to devise a new method of 
obtaining meningitis cultures over 
the telephone. Suddenly some one 
bawled out "Attention " and in came 
Major Schmitter, smilingly, and 
everyone wondered whether the 
British Army had just surrendered, 
or whether President Wilson had 
been assassinated, or whether the 
country had gone dry. You could 
hear Private Taylor muttering "Me- 
thinks trouble is brewing." This sus- 
pense was soon broken when Major 
Schmitter cleared his throat with a 
cough that shook every window and 
said, "Wake up, empyema is here." 

We all recall those fine days when 
the whole medical staff, lead by 

Major Dunham, united in an attack on this 
dreaded malady and came out victorious. It 
is one of the great achievements of medicine. 

After empyema was thoroughly annihil- 
ated by the heavy artillery of the laboratory, 
we didn't have a thing to do all summer. 
We only had 300 urine analyses, 1500 strep- 
tococci hfemolytici, 94 sputums, 63 spinal 
fluids, 334 blood counts, 167 blood cultures 
every day for Captain Hartman, Lieutenant 
Shipley and Lieutenant Iladen and 19 vari- 
ous other things for the rest of the hospital. 
In addition to all this Corporal Balbach was 
busy running Wassermann tests with the aid 
of some "Five Brothers Tobacco." For the 
benefit of the Registrar's Ofiice and a few 
other deluded persons who do not know 
what a Wassermann test is, we shall explain. 
It is a test administered in severe cases of 
stage fright, appendicitis, sprained ankles, 
barber's itch, toothache, flat feet, polio- 
encephalitis, acute gimmies, liberty measles, 
ingrown toe-nails, typhoid carriers, gas bacil- 
lus and diphtheria for twenty-five dollars 
payable in advance. 

Just as we were getting accustomed to this 
life of ease, that horrible epidemic which took 
more lives than shot and shell did in France, 
swept down upon us. The wonderful success 
that Camp Lee had in combating the influenza, the 
low number of cases and the exceedingly small number 
of deaths were due in great part to the efficient and 
pcrserving labors of the laboratory. Under the skillful 




supervision of Major Pothier, Major Kinsella, Lieu- 
tenants Zeman and Stevens and the eminent Pathol- 
ogist Contract Surgeon, W. G. MacCalhim, we succeeded 
in overcoming the disease. Certainly if distinguished 
service medals are to be awarded the men who so 
stoically fought here with no chance of praise or 
glory. Camp I^ee laboratory deserves it. 

After getting all the statistics about the "'flu," Wash- 
ington still found that they were shy several thousand 
statistics so they decided to have the laboratory make 
up the deficiency with some nice hookworm statistics. 
As a result a force of men, who in civilian life were hod- 
carriers, conductors, street cleaners and piano tuners, 
suddenly became hookworm experts, through the work- 
ings of that happy medium. Selective Service, and were 
duly installed in the old guard-house on the edge of the 
hospital to find out how many citizens of Alaska, 
Punxatawney, Finland and Buffalo had that dreaded 
scourge of the south — Hookworm. 

Today we have grown to such proportions that we 
have subsidiary laboratories in wards 13 and 43 and a 
morgue and animal department are also under our 
supervision. It requires one Major — Major Harris of 
Investigation Board fame, three other officers and one 
second lieutenant, four sergeants who work and one 
sergeant first-class, thirty-five privates first-class and 
Rapoport to maintain the efficiency of the organization. 

In the main laboratory the clinical microscopic is 
done by Privates S. M. Jones and J. R. Grube — the 
Wassermann test by Sergeant R. K. Holt. Privates 
first-class A. I. Thompson and J. W. Masonkey — 
typhoid, dysentery and meningitis done by Sergeant 

O. H. Lashley, Private first-class W. 
N. Price — clinical blood work by 
ranking Private first-class V. I.. 
IMedling all under the supervision 
of Lieutenant Carroll H. Iden. 

General Bacteriology is the rea- 
son why Privates first-class E. C. 
Brooks, R. A. W. Given, G. E. 
Hirzel and J. E. Asper are retained 
in the service. The Pneumonia 
Department keeps Sergeant H. L. 
Burnliam and Private first-class 
J. L. Hamilton off the fatigue gang. 
The reading room, or Media De- 
partment, is admirably conducted 
by Privates first-class H. M. Quen- 
zer. Homer White and S. J. Mc- 
Cunney. The boss of the 
sterilizers is Private first- 
class Israel Levy of Irish 
extraction and his detail is 
the renowned "sky-pilot," 
"Reverend" A. E. Gibson. 
George F. Ordeman reserves exch 
ing his signature. 

The chemists who are responsible for all those gas 
attacks which drive the personnel to their Ininks at '2. 00 
P.M. instead of 4, are Privates fii>f-( l;is- K. F. Adolph 
and F. E. Houston. The adjutant of the milk and water 
department. Private first-class J. K. Schmid, spends his 
time between the dairy and the laboratory — mostly 
between. He is assisted in sam])ling ice cream by 

".\n Old Regular' 

To all of which Lieutenant 
■ rights for attach- 




Private first-class "Ferdy" Robertson. This job is so 
pleasant that they are content to stay until 19'-24 or 34, 
or as long as the period of emergency lasts. Lieutenant 
Homer H. Helmick administers first aid to this 

The research work is done by Captain Wegeforth, 
who is at the present writing, working on encephalitis 
lethargia. He is ably assisted by Sergeants Balbach and 
Heilman who also does the histopathology work. Our 
offsprings, Wards 
13 and 43 labora- 
tories, are carefully 
looked afterby that 
never-tiring, ener- 
getic cyclone from 
Georgia, Lieu- 
tenant Olin G. Mc- 
Kenzie. Ward 13 
was once known to 
find a tubercle bac- 
illus, but it's a 
s(>cret, both Pri- 
vates first-class 
P. R. Cosgray and 
n. E. Becknell 
claiming the honor. 
The rubber-glove 
technic of ward 
[•i is satisfactorily 
performed by Pri- 
\'ates first-class B. 
Haer, Victor Butz 
and S. Arseneau. 


Sergeant J. J. Jordan and Private first-class Winters 
are taking the rest cure at the morgue, while Private 
first-class J. Frantz is chambermaid to the animals. 
For the past week Private first-class Lee Bonar has 
been sleeping in the laboratory at night, instead of his 
barracks, so as to be on hand for any emergencies which 
may arise. The recording and office work is done by 
Private first-class C. J. Miller and Private J. M. Rapo- 
port. The heads of this organization are Major Harris 
and Sergeant first-class Balbach, and to them we owe a 
great deal for the efficiency of the laboratory. 

We cannot allow this review to pass without special 
mention of two past masters of the "Lab," Sergeant 
first-class Leborn Harley, the grand old man of bac- 
teriology, and Private first-class John McCloskey, 
the smallest and baldest man in the entire hospital. 
We miss them, but can rejoice in their jovial smiles, 
in that they are both wearing the serge cloth of other 

In conclusion, we beg to call your attention to the 
fact that every leading University in the United States 
is represented in the laboratory. Not only do we have 
able technicians, but we have trained forces for Mobile 
Laboratories, Evacuation Hospital and Base Hospital 
laboratories. We have also furnished one artist and 
one cartoonist for the hospital book, three men for the 
band, two men for the minstrel show, four stars for the 
basket-ball team, two members for the soccer team, 
seventeen K. P.'s and thirty-six men for the afternoon 
fatigue gang. All in all, we are certainly a wonderful 
organization and we are second to none in this Hospital. 
To quote Colonel F. F. Russell, "The best manned 
and equipped laboratory in the United States Army." 


" The months that have been spent with these splendid 
Americans will mark a new and inspiring epoch in my 
life. Their association has blended friendship and esteem 
into a lasting memory that ivill always and always be 
foremost to me/' 




location : 

Officers : 

Major Francis P. Emerson 
Captain John L. Lougee 
Captain Hermon M. Taylor 
Captain Jay G. Roberts 
1st Lieutenant James R. Gorman 
1st Lieutenant Benjamin F. Harris 



Nurses : 

Helen Brennan, A.N.C. 
Helen Henning, A.N.C. 
Clara H. Rathbun, A.N.C. 
Enlisted Men : 

Sergeant first-class Donald L. Bass 
Private first-class Jacob W. Furry 
Private first-class Cletus Firebaugh 

This is a brief history of the department where ham- 
mers, chisels, "nose spreaders" and "head mirrors" 
are large factors. 

No matter what time of the day we enter the 
clinic, we get that same impression. We see a 

long line of "customers" awaiting their turn to 
be examined or treated by those white-gowned 
critics hiding behind those gauze masks. You 
smell ether and know it is just another operation. 
It's a busy place; busier than you would think. 


personnel of the head surgery department 


The head surgery service has never had to serve 
notices of removal. It started in the Head Surgery 
Building and it is there to this day, as active as ever. 

It had its beginning 
in the early part of Oc- 
tober, 1917, with Major 
Ewing W. Day, M.C., 
in charge. The Nose 
and Throat Department 
then occupied the 
same space as it does 
now and in addi- 
tion had vacant rooms 
in the corridor (now 
occupied by the Eye 

Major Francis P. 
Emerson, M.C., reported 
at this hospital on May 
31, 1918, and immedi- 
ately took charge of the 
Head Surgery Depart- 
ments. At that time, 
the work in the various 
departments was reach- 
ing such proportions 
that readjustment of 


provided, the efficiency of the clinic was increased, and 
the office facilities were improved. 

The nose and throat clinic continued examining 
and probing mucous 
membranes and to-day 
it is as ambitious as 
ever. Captain Harned, 
Captain Hildreth, Lieu- 
tenants Bryan and 
Longacre are a few 
of the popular officers 
who were with us 
but were, to our great 
sorrow, transferred else- 

In thinking of this 
department, our minds 
recall that bewhiskered 
phrase "still waters run 
deep." We know now 
how busy the Head 
Surgery Service has 
been but the average 
observer just had the 
impressions of dignity, 
efficiency a n d confi- 

We take our hats off 
to those connected with 

the clinics was deemed 
practical. Plans for the 

readjustment of the nose and throat clinic were the Head Surgery Service. Much credit is due Major 
submitted and accepted and the alterations were Emerson for his ideal leadership and to his assist- 
completed aliout October, 1918. Extra booths were ants for their combined interest and co-operation. 


location: IIKAI) snUlKKV BriLDINC 

Captain -Ioiiv A. FM in' 
Captain Ciiaki.ks Lkstkh 
Captain Okia M. Dkkms 
Sei)U'ml)cr U. 1!)17, is the dnlc when tlu- dcpnrl- 
mcMl (.r dark glasses iind |)C(iiliarly Icllnvd cIliiK 
slarlcd budding. M-ajuv Hcvcrly K. Kcnnon \v,-is IIhmi 
ill charge and lie was coniiccl cd willi llir dcpa rl iiicii I 
u.ilil he wasn.|i.-v<Ml by Cai)tain .loliii II. Harvey, M.C.. 
some lime in May, 1!)IS. 

The Kye Clinic al lhal time ..(cn|.ie<l llie space al 
|)res(Mit used by our Chaplains and I he Ked Cross Ser- 
vice-it was some time in October, IDIS, that tlie\ 
ni()\('d inio llieii- |)reseiit snnipluous (|uaiiers. 

An observer may not see anything ol' excilemeni in 


I'l(l\ A'lK |-ll!S'r-(IASS l>A\\UKNCK C. Lk.K 

1'UI\ A'l'l-: I'l US'l'-( l.ASS SAMlh:!, S( ) \\ lAIU'MiC 

an eye clinic, but we do. Any way we think there 
ciuamh excileineiil and history in the |HM-soniiel aloii 

I'or cxani|.le, amongst iIk.s,. who were uilli us. I he 
is (•.•ii.tain IIarv,.y. He has Invn discharged, ai 
Captain I'lury lias I;, ken charge of the ••linic. Capla 
Har\cy had an evening holil.y, so we are lol.l. 
seems he is alu.ays looking for some one to play 
sociable -aine. 

And Caplain .l.iiiies I', Crawford. M.C., who wi 
Ir.-iiisiVrrcd I,, aiiolhcr pos| . W,- u n. h'rsi a n. I his .-hi. 
deli-hts uere sucking his pij.e and |)layiiig volley iia 






and that his favorite expression was, "Savior, scope 
that man." 

Captain Edwin F. Savior, M.C., a resident of that 
Quaker City, breezed out of camp one day and got 
into his civilian clothes and the clinic mourned his 
loss. He was chuck fiill of enthusiasm and put his 
spare time to volley ball, ecpiitation, living in a shanty 
and examining fungi. 

We remember Lieutenant Archie Oberdorfer, who 
developed such ability as a Sanitary inspector with a 
leaning towards incinerators. His spare time was taken 
up in those trips to Richmond. 

Now we get down to facts about the present person- 
nel. Captain Flury, now in charge, has been often 
called "Old ]\[an Diplomacy." We are told that he is 
much interested in volley ball and in keeping a certain 
young lady in camp from getting lonesome. We believe 
he is very good at both. 

Captain Lester gets mighty active when he gets on 
that volley ball court; we understand that Captain 
Deems has lately developed a wonderful taste for 
the "movies"; and who could forget Lieutenant 
Sloan's winning smile and charming personality? 

Xo. we have not forgotten Captain George Gill. He 
arrived in camp from the Buckeye State and then in 
December last, all of a sudden, he left us to return to 
civil life. Howdy do. Captain! 

In looking back at the Enlisted personnel, we could 
not forget Private first-class Crosby who ^as with 
the department in the beginning, and Sergeant David 
Breitstein, that popular chap, who we believe was 
always wearing a new hat. 

Returning to the present, we recall Private first-class 
Benjamin W. Drummond who was on good-speaking- 
ternis with the telephone, and Private first-class George 
Coulter. And now we have that renowned orator and 
optimist. Private first-class Lawrence C. Lee, who has 
helped to keep up the morale in Barracks No. 44; and 
that assistant of his. Private first-class Samuel Sonnen- 
berg, who nearly became a nervous wreck manipula- 
ting for a discharge — but he made it at last. 

You have a brief history of the Eye Clinic. Let them 
tear down the buildings and let nature again cover the 
ground with grass (if that could happen in Virginia). 
It could not efface our memory picture of that acti^■e 
section of the Head Surgery Building, the Kye Clinic. 


location: the head surgery BUILDIXr; 

Captaix Archibald R. Lucas 
LiEUTEXAXT Barnard O. Myhre 
Lieutenant John A. Droegkamp 
Lieutenant Hallock W. Woodworth 
Lieutenant Dale K. Sttaut 

The Dental Department had it> b,-inuiug during 
the month of SeptemlxT, 1!)17, and al llial liuic tiic 
total equij)ment consisted of one |)()rliil)Ic onlfii: a 
folding canvas chair, a tiny cuspidor, a loo! cnj^iuc and 
a of instruments. About the middle of October, 
1917, another portable outfit was added, and lliese luo 
outfits were the sum total of tlie Dental 1 )e|)ai t nienl 
in Camp Lee. 

The score or more of dentists in Camp al that lime 
allernafely worke.l half day. and oeeupied th<- rooms 
now utilized l)y the Pa I hojouiea I I .a 1 ,(,ni I ory . AbonI 
the middle of November, the Den I al Clinic v\ a . removed 
to the Head Surgery Buildinir, our i)reM-nl -luarlers. 
.\bout December 1, li)17. Ih- Denial Deparlnunl 
installed two more '■(.ulfiU'" .ind disi)<-n>-( I wilh (he 
portable ones, thus addinu lo iu dignily and inere;iMnu 
its efticiency. Recently (Fel)ruary, !!)!!)) the Denial 


Sergeant Ben.iamin A. Mills 
Private fihst-( lass Chaulks C. Reynolds 
Private kihst-( lass Wm.ii.k .1. Iinixc 
Pri\ ate i ii{st-( las:> S\ii\\ II. Thomas 

Pl<l\'\TK FHAXCI^ B. ('(.>li:i,LO 

I'lin m i: IloMi h 1). S\iii i v 
Deparlnienl has shown >!ill finiher symi)l«)ms of its 
aggn^ssivness. having annexe.l another n,o.n and 

instnlle.l Iw ore ,,n!lil.. We h-el juslly proud of the 

growlh ofllK' Denial Depart nl Iron: ils inilial \\ohi)ly 

slale lo Ihal ot ils preMMil s|al,ihl\-. 

We lun-e a wail in,- r prop. rl>- Manie.l a^ .urh\ 

four operalin- rooni^ and a lalioralor\ In fad. eNcry- 
Ihing Ihal eould \u- a-ked for \<\ a Iwenlielh eenliiry 
dentisl. Our depailin. Ill (laliiis llie ii n i( p le d isl inel ion 
of being llie lni-,ie.| and y<'l llw inosi unpopular depart- 

inenl of the HaM- lio-,pilal. S • palienis come to us 

llir .Iidiren.-ees.ily:a -real number do not .•ome. but 

are Mail : an. I -ill! olli.r- an- push.-.l in in u h.vl-ehairs 

Th.' '•oinini-l..ii.'.l p.a-onnel consists of bieiilenant 
Myhre. la.uhaiaiil Dio,-kainp. i.i.'uleiiani \\ood- 
w.>rlh. i.ienl.nanl Sliiarl aii.l Caplaln i.neas, 
palieiits declare Ihal his i.r.^senl rank is due to the 


"strong pull" he possesses and that his favorite indoor 
sport consists in separating patients from their teeth. 
Lieutenant Myhre is a recent fixture and if baldness is 
a sign of wisdom, his chances for making good are 
excellent. Lieutenant Droegkamp, although a recruit, 
already has learned that it is poor policy to call on the 
Adjutant after six o'clock p.m. The Lieutenant is not 
very loquacious but has declared that electric lights 
enable one to see readily in the dark! lieutenant 
Wood worth hails from every place, his motto being, 
"If at first you don't succeed, 
try another state and then join 
the army." 

Having obtained his discharge 
in February, Captain Potter is 
no longer with us, but we feel it 
our duty to make brief mention 
of him. It is quite generially 
conceded that there never was, 
nor never will be, a case of 
pyorrhea that could not be cured 
by the Captain and a bottle of 
his famous Camphenal. As an 
entertainer, it is rumored that 
the Captain was very successful 
and his many friends still are 
mourning their loss. 

Lieutenant Stuart is a veteran 
and a Dental Surgeon of no mean 
ability. He and Captain Lucas 
reported to the Camp Adjutant 
on May 20, 1918, and, after 
receiving the customary "bawl- 
ing out" they were instructed to 
report to the Adjutant of the 
Base Hospital. While wending 

their weary way to this institution, they spent some 
time speculating as to their probable fate and won- 
dered if it would be Sing Sing or Fort Leavenworth. 
They had spent several months as Privates at Camp 
Funston, Kansas, and they hoped it would be Sing 
Sing or death. Imagine, if you can, their surprise 
at seeing a room flooded with sunshine, and a man 
with smihng face and outstretched hand, who assured 


them he was glad to make their acquaintance and 
proceeded to make arrangements for their imme- 
diate comfort. That man was Captain Dean. 
Lieutenant Stuart is a member of the brass band in 
his own home town; he has never mastered the art of 
"Tooting his own horn" and believes that Virtue is its 
own reward. Although affectionately dubbed "Toad" 
by his friends, his sweetheart insists that "Ducky" 
is the prettier name. Be that as it may, it all 
depends upon whether a nickname should be sug- 
gestive of his form or of his 
gait, but he continues to grin 
and grow fat. 

Sergeant Mills is our labora- 
tory mechanic and almost a 
dentist— but not quite. If 
you wonder why, the answer 
is "Gray's Anatomy." The Ser- 
jeant agrees that if the lab- 
oratory were self-cleansing, it 
would improve his disposition. 
Private first-class Reynolds has 
a grand disposition and refuses 
to be downcast, even in adver- 
sity, as was recently demon- 
strated when his sweetheart 
changed her name without even 
asking his advice. Private first- 
class Irving shows remarkable 
mechanical and conversational 
ability. Here's hoping that he 
will cultivate the former and 
neglect the latter. Private first- 
class Snow H. Thomas, our 
information bureau, is a highly 
tailored lad who has been in the 
service for five years and spent most of his time in 
studying Army Regulations. Private Costello, sometimes 
known as "Stilletto" and "Spaghetti," and Private 
Smiley also are members of the Enlisted personnel. 

The Dental Department is always unpopular, but 
we think it has been successful, nevertheless. You will 
go far before you meet with a department in which the 
personnel shows more interest and more co-operation. 



"7 owe a great debt to my able associates and assist- 
ants in the X-ray Laboratory and, when they return to 
their various vocations in civil life I want them to know that 
I appreciate their work individually and I realize that it 
was through them that this laboratory was a success. 

''Our motives and work were for one cause — liberty." 


While the war was raging in Europe, even, before 
our country had become involved, a small group of 
far-seeing men were busily engaged in perfecting a 
very special, vitally essential branch of the Medical 
Science — that of roentgenology. 

A few of the roentgenologists of the United States 
concerned themselves with an exhaustive study of 
the methods employed by both the French and the 
British in their Military Hospitals. Their merits 
and their shortcomings were carefully analyzed, their 
systems painstakingly compared, their mistakes 
pointed out and profited by, and, in this manner, 
an individual system was devised that represented 
all the virtues of the others without their many 
defects. This constituted a rather revolutionizing 
stride toward the ideal of the medical science during 
warfare, as this present emergency was the first 
in which roentgenology playc^d so important a [.)art. 

At the entry of the United States into the field of 
hostilities, the government did not over-look the ad- 
vanced preparations of this distinguished group of 
scientists, but immediately called them into active 
service, and found them ready for their work. Thus 
their endeavors served a twofold purpose. First, the 
advancement of the Medical Science, and secondly 
(of greater importance still), the expediting and the 
furtherance of the great purpose that imbued all. Thus 
the call for roentgenologists that immediately arose was 
answered with startling rapidity, and specialists were 
offered to fill the need, even before the Base Hospitals 
were ready for occupancy. These men were given 
courses that represented a concentrated quintessence 
of the actual experience of our Allies, as well as addi- 
tional products of the American mind. 

The Base Hospitals in all the cantonments were 
equipped in practically the same way, as regards X-ray 




apparatus. Their develoiJiiient and exjjansion took 
place as the needs arose and as the confidence of the 
Medical Officers grew by leaps and bounds, necessitating 
a wider field of activity. Nothing was left undone to 
give this branch of the service its greatest latitude. 

The wheels of this laboratory were set in motion 
when Major (then Captain) Merritt took his place at 
the helm on November 15, 1917. In February, 1918, he 
was ordered to \Yashington, D. C, and was succeeded 
by Captain Stearns of Richmond, Va., who remained in 
charge of the laboratory until IVIay of the same year. 

Captain Winfield G. McDeed, a graduate of North- 
western University, having completed the roentgeno- 
logical course at Cornell University, was sent to Camp 
Devens, ]\Iass., from which place he was sent to 
New York for special training in localizing and field 
hospital X-ray work. Having completed this he was 
sent to Camp ^Nleade to await orders for overseas duty. 
He was, instead, sent to Camp Lee, to take his place as 
Chief of the Laboratory, Captain Sternes having been 
ordered to another post. During the same month 
Lieutenant M. ^1. Pomeranz, a graduate of the New 
York University, the Cornell Army School of Roentgen- 
ology, and trained at Fort Oglethorpe, was assigned to 
this laboratory, as assistant to Captain McDeed 
and, in December, 1918, the working force was aug- 
mented by the arrival of Lieutenant Charles F. Merrill, 
who was transferred from Fort Oglethori)e, Georgia. 

One of the many phases of radiographical work pre- 
sented itself during the summer months, when the influx 
of prospecti\-e soldiers from every nook and corner of 
the country created a new demand. It fell upon the 
shoulders of the roentgenologists to determine whether 
old injuries and defects would hinder a man in the 
performance of his duty as well as to ascertain his 
proper status. In this way, the X-ray proved of 
inestimable value in facilitating the herculean task of 
the examining board and the mustering office. 

Since the laboratory does all the work of the camp in 
addition to the Hospital work, the demands made on 
this department at that time, with its one operating 
and fluoroscopic room combined, were of such a nature 
that, if the laboratory were to maintain its former high 
efficiency, more space and equipment were impera- 
tively necessary. 

Accordingly, the scope of additional space and equip- 
ment necessary was fully ascertained by Captain 
McDeed. Plans were drawn and submitted to the 
Commanding Officer. Lieutenant-Colonel Dear at once 
saw the necessity of the extension, and in line with his 
progressive ideas, immediately brought the attention 
of the Department of Roentgenology at Washington. 
This department's sanction was obtained, and in a short 
while the laboratory assumed its ])resent proportions, 
fully e(|ui]jped, and ready for innnediate operation. 


[ 49 1 


This extension came coeval with new demands (such as 
the localizations of foreign bodies and extensive work 
with war wounds) that would have been impossible to 
meet without it. 

The laboratory now consists of two separate machines 
and two operating rooms ; an individual fluoroscopic and 
localizing room; machine room; a dark room for the 
development of the X-ray plates; a photographic dark 
room for the Base Hospital photographer; a plate 
reading and conference room; the filing room and 
the office. 

The exposing of the plates in the majority of cases 
is done by two operating technicians, Privates first- 
class Ira S. Bi-inser and John C. Evans. Private Brin- 
ser in civil life was a high-school principal and the 
opportunity pre- 
sented itself here 
for him to put 
practical applica- 
tion to some of 
the laws of phy- 
sics and mathe- 
matics t h a t he 
had taught to the 
rising generation 
of Pennsylvania. 
Ira Brinser is also 
an associate edi- 
tor of "Lest We 

Private Evans 
was formerly an 
employe of the 
General Electric 
Company at Phila- 
delphia and his 
practical know- 
ledge of electricity 

was an important factor in facilitating the ease and 
rapidity with which he grasped this new field of 
endeavor. Both these technicians are now thoroughly 
familiar with all phases of radiography and each one is 
quite capable of independent work. 

For more than six months the secretarial and record- 
ing work was taken care of by Private first-class John 
E. Henes, of Hamilton, Ohio. Private Henes proved 
himself an ideal man in the capacity of his work, 
which was conscientiously performed and errors 
brought to a remarkable minimum. He was honorably 
discharged in March, 1919, and was succeeded by 
Private Julius C. Michaels of minstrel fame. 

The X-ray plates are developed in the X-ray dark 

room by Private First-class Stuart C. Vossmeyer, 
of Newport, Kentucky; and Samuel Bernstein, of 
AVashington, D. C. Private Vossmeyer has been in 
the laboratory since it opened its doors, and was 
transferred here from Fort Thomas. His work is that 
of a first-class developer. The developers alternate 
their work so as not to be in the developing room 
continuously. Private Bernstein, prior to entering 
the service, was a Medical student at the George 
Washington University, having finished his second 
year. He is also a registered pharmacist. This 
made him well fit to have a proper conception of 
this important branch of the X-ray technic. The 
dark room is fully equipped with ventilators and 
convenient tanks for developing, fixing and washing. 

Corporal Sam- 
'^fi uel Rogers is the 
official Base Hos- 
pital photogra- 
pher. His work 
consists of practi- 
cally evei-y thing 
in the regime of 
photography. His 
being a magician 
on the stage prob- 
ab'y accounts for 
the good work he 
does in this line. 
His duty consists 
of photographing 
patients who have 
been in the Hos- 
])ital for several 
months. The idea 
was that of the 
Commanding Offi- 
cer who was many 

times repaid for his consideration in this by receiv- 
ing letters of appreciation from parents and rela- 
tives who have been without a glimpse of their 
"soldier boy" for months. We are also indebted 
to Corporal Rogers for his contribution to "Lest 
We Forget." 

A vitally important factor, has been the sterling work 
of the EnHsted men. Without their aid, the routine of the 
department would have been impossible. This increased 
work under these adverse conditions was performed 
in a manner which must evoke laudatory recognition. 
The Enlisted personnel was at a minimum and the 
rush incurred by the arrival of large numbers of 
overseas patients necessitated their utmost endeavor. 


No doubt you have walked up and down corridor 
"C" many times, and have already noticed it. This 
corridor houses a department that had its beginning 
about the first of the year, and since that time has 
developed so rapidly that it looks as if it would soon 
occupy all of corridor "C." 

In a ward, all fitted up with booths and tables, the 
overseas patients are massaged, muscle educated and 
developed back to normal again, or as near normal 

electrotherapy, suntherapy, and all the other therapies 
in their earnest desire to get that injured soldier back 
to complete recovery. 

Captain Tell Berggren, M.C., is the Director of 
physiotherapy and it is through his able management 
and the earnest co-operation of his assistants that 
this department has met with such success. They 
work hand in hand with the Occupational Aides 
and the Educational Department, and the other 
^ dcj)artments 

therapies, for besides roorliiiL; lo 
gymnastics, they call on nice liaiiol he 



Ilu. uuy.u 
l;inl faclo 

uovcriiincnl I'liKill ils i)r(.ini 
(• M'l-xicf iiiiiii. il liccdiiic iiiipn 

Icn.'irliiu'iil in llic li<>-.pil:i 

il iiicl M. I'll- cann..! 1).- praised lo 

.^ilily. r.Tliap. il will .,.-cupy all of (•(.rrldor "("." 



''Because of my assignment as Personnel Adjutant, 
I have had the pleasure and good fortune of knowing per- 
sonally almost every Officer, Nurse, and Enlisted Man of 
the Base Hospital. 

"It is with the greatest esteem that I hold these many 
acquaintances of the Army. 

"Their efficiency and straight -forward conduct at all 
times have been unquestioned. 

"As I return to my home, I ivill carry cdong the memory 
of the many pleasures that have been intermingled with 
duties ivhile I ivas so fortunate as to be one of them." 

Personnel Adjutant 



The Personnel Office, as a separate office, has been 
in existence only since October, 1918. Previous to 
that time, it had been associated with the Detach- 
ment Commander's Office. It originated in May, 
1918, when 1st Lieutenant Roscoe C. Kory, M.C., 
was designated as Personnel Officer. Later the title 
was changed to that of Personnel Adjutant, and 

with the different changes of status among the person- 
nel of the organization are made up in this office. The 
Enlisted men's pay-roll, the Nurses' and civilian em- 
ployees' pay roll, and the Officers' pay vouchers are also 
made up here. Then there is all the work connected 
with insurance and allotments, courts-martial, natural- 
zation of aliens, transfers of men to and from this 


US |);ii)('r work of kinds. 
n,l„„ly rUr \\;imU, if 
1 -vncnilly IIihI il ,u- lind 
iKiulriiii;- at llic I'crsoiiiicl 

shortly after Lieutenant Kory b(H';imc Captain Kory. or^ani/.at ion, and inisccllai 

In October, 1918, tli(> two ()f!i(■(■^ wen- scparalcd, Il I a kc. ran- of cxcry I Inn 

and since then the Personnel Ollicc lia> 1)c(mi run as ,\dn uani sonicl liinu yon 

a sei)aratc (lci)artinciil . out wli.-rc yon can get il I 

This office has <-liarg.- of all records and reports nni.l.- Oflic.-. 

inconnectioii with l)otli Officer, and l^nli.led men. Tlie 'l"l:e work of llii- ollice i«. divided into live di-tinct 

Service Records of all Enlisted men of I In. ( ,rua ni/a I on depa rl men K. Fir.l i. the Oliicers' FerM.nne! Depart- 

and all records (•onn(>cfed wilh Oflicer^. on (Inly a! Ilie meni, un<ier llie sn|.ervi-ion of Hospital Sergeant 

hospital are kei)f in this ofli.-e. The <laily Mormng K..i.erl I). I've. I'ye ha~ lol.ofcr.rst at times, talking 

Reporl, and j)eriodical reix.rts of all kinds connecle.l Lack to I he ( )lli<-ers and Ulling them -when- to gel ..If 

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at " but its all in the job and Pye is the man who can 
do it diplomatically and get away with it. Corporal 
Carcione was formerly his assistant, but was replaced 
in February by Private C'ark Frutchey, who has proved 
a capable worker. 

Probably the most important department of all, 
especially from the Enlisted men's standpoint, is the 
Pay Roll and Discharge Department, under the able 
guidance of Hospital Sergeant Adrian T. Gast, with 
his corps of assistants, consisting of Sergeant Lewis C. 
Cassidy, Corporal Raymond E. King, and Private John 
H. Byrd. Hospital Sergeant Elliott W. Morrill was 
one of the members of this department, but in January 
he took over the Patients' Detachment Pay Roll, and 
got an office of his own in the Receiving Ward, with 
Private James A. Stacy as his understudy. 

The Daily Morning Report, monthly reports and 
rosters and transfers to this organization are being 
handled by Hospital Sergeant Russell L. Smith and 
Sergeant first-class Virgil J. Pedrizetti. These two 
hustling Sergeants also make up the Nurses' pay roll 
and keep all the records of civilian employees on duty 
at the hospital, such as Dietitians Laboratory Tech- 
nicians and Reconstruction Aides. Sergeant Smith is 
also the manager of the Base Hospital Orchestra and 
Band, and Sergeant Pedrizetti, probably better known 
as "Pedro," can usually manage to keep busy. 

Sergeant first-class Berlin R. Lemon works all by 

himself in handling allotments and insurance for all 
Enlisted men, Officers, Nurses, Patients, and anybody 
else who might be in need of assistance in these matters. 
He is also an authority on courts-martial and other 
questions of military law. In this respect he certainly 
does not live up to his name, neither first nor last. 
After the overseas patients began to come in, he was 
also put in charge of the work of securing affidavits 
from them to be used as a basis for their pay. 

The fifth department grew into being in February, 
1919, after the Discharge Board had accumulated so 
much work that they did not know what to do with it. 
Sergeant Joseph G. Moffitt is in charge of this division 
of the work, and takes care of all discharge applications 
after they have been passed upon by the Board. Joe 
is sure a busy man, even with his staff of assistants. 

Acting as orderly and general utility and fatigue man 
for the entire office is Private Carl N. Brown, the young 
man who peddles the book. He also assists wherever 
his services are needed, and makes himself useful at 
all times. 

The whole work is being done under the supervision 
of Captain Roscoe C. Kory, who has been the guiding 
light of this department ever since its institution. Under 
his guidance this office has acquired the reputation of 
being one of the most up-to-date and best managed 
offices in the Hospital, so that even Headquarters, 
attracted by its efficiency, has complimented it. 




And now you come to the Registrar's Office. Yes, 
I agree with you, in that it resembles the office of a 
milHon dollar corporation in Pittsburgh. When you 
come to figure on the many divisions that are con- 
nected with this huge enterprise, you would wonder 
how Lieutenant Thomson, our youthful Registrar, 
does it. Well, he just does it, that's 
all. Furthermore he has preached 
100 per cent efficiency until he is 
blue behind the gills, and from obser- 
vation and with the successful admin- 
istration that he has had, the 
100 per cent stuff has undoubtedly 
"soaked in." He fosters the largest 
personnel of any office in the entire 

You ask what the many divisions 
of the department are? There's 
the Sick and Wounded Report the 
Patients' Detachment, the S. C. D. 
Board, the Notification Section, the 
Clinical Record Section, the Com- 
municable Disease Section, the Re- 
ports and Statistics Bureau. All of 
these divisions are sub-divided into 
minor .sections which can, all in 
all, assure a most accurate disj)o- 
sition of all the tremendous work 
that is to be done by this one big 

(), yes, every l)ig thing has a sm;ill '""'^ 
start, and lean take you back Id I lie 
opening days of the i{asc II()s|)ihil, lo ll 
Major Rooj) and Lieulciianl Sliiigci iiian w in 
istrars and occupied a small office in I lie Rccciviii- 
Ward Building. When tlicSOIIi division lid. 1 sway, 
there was not so iniicli |)a|)('r woik lo l)c done at liic 
Base, this funclion was allciidcd lo al llic various 
infirmaries about caini). Soon llic iilllc rooms 
were abandoned and the office was nio\cd lo llic 

Administration Building in the room that the Detach- 
ment Commander and the Personnel Adjutant had 
used. In this room were assembled the notables who 
have made the office what it is today. I can not go 
on without telling you of "Happy" Hertz, the "Smile 
getter" and Baldy McKibben who didn't like it at all 
when May Ward at the Liberty sang 
"Sweet Daddy" to him in the pres- 
ence of all his collegues. There was 
Buck O'Leary who would become 
suddenly tired on a warm summer' 
afternoon and order a side-car to 
take him to an infirmary at the other 
end of the camp, on a worthless mis- 
sion, just for the ride and a little cool 
air. Then it will be hard to forget 
the "Old Ironside" pipe that Harold 
MacMnrray l)rought along to camp 
with him in April, 1918, and is smok- 
ing the "gol darn hod" even up to 
this day. "Jimmy" Moore, can 
answer the telephones to the al)s()- 
lute satisfaction of any Colonel in 



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shifts were inaugurated and it became one ceaseless mill 
of activity from September until early November. 
Truly this office deserves the credit that was given it. 

Then you have talent in the Registrar's Office. For 
basket-ball, there is "Chuck" Connor, from Minne- 
sota; for soccer, there is "Earney" Wood; to the Min- 
strel show were donated "Happy" Hertz, Phil Fermier, 
" Earney ' ' Wood, and that boy Drummond. " Happy " 
Hamilton is on the staff of "Lest We Forget," as an 

I must mention Captain Burgheim, who was Regis- 
trar before Lieutenant Thomson came on the scene. 
He was the Beau Brummel of the Command and his 

yearnings for the Coca-Cola bar at the Canteen can 
well be remembered. 

And then I want you to meet Lieutenant Fringle who 
conducts the Patient's Detachment, and Lieutenant 
Kable, who is responsible for the C. of D. Department, 
two very important factors of the Registrar's Office. 

This is the office upon whose work most of the 
affairs of the patients depend. It is one of the most 
essential cogs in the machine of the Base Hospital and 
this efficient force of men always is on the alert to see 
that the cog does not slip. So they can, in truth, say 
with Shakespeare's Henry "Thus was I called and thus 
amply did I serve." 

Let us go around the office and meet the boys : Privates 

Sergeants first 

J. W. Everett 

Winfield Connor 


J. W. Armstrong 

Leo P. Dolan 

Hubert Ashby 

Henry DeHaan 

C. F. Rogers 

W. F. Egan 

Harold MacMurray 

Roland Ely 

C. J. Lodyga 

B. W. Drummond 

J. A. O'Leary 

C. N. Diefenderfer 


Ernest Wood 

F. W. Soden 

H. C. Thomas 

W. J. Struce 

Jacob Goldfarb 

Herbert Biehler 

Alfred Mark; 

W. J. Depner 

P. Farley 

R. S. McConaghy 

S. T. Figgett 


E. E. Conner 

G. J. Breithaupt 

Philip Fermier 

L. L. Drummond 

George Baskerville 

Theodore Phillips 

James Moore 

G. Rice 

Thomas McKibben 

Louis Hertz 

Harry Hamilton 

L. W. Cams 





Lieutenant Arthur C. BRO^^'?^^ Detachment Com- 

Lieutenant Frederick C. Schreiber, Assistant 
Detachment Commander 

Lieutenant Belton J. Workman, Assistant Detach- 
ment Commander 

Sergeant first-class James M. Brennan 

Sergeant first-class Fred Beste 

Sergeant Albert Benner 

Sergeant James C. Purcell 
Sergeant Angus MacDonald 
Corporal John Longacre 
Corporal Philip Leahy 
Private first-class Ellis Gilbert 
Private first-class Daniel J. Close 
Private first-cl.\ss Charles H. Russell 
Private first-class Fred A. Butler 
Private first-class Le Grand Wagar 

History has often repeated itself, and the Detachment 
Office is no exception as far as location is concerned. 

In April, 1918, we find the Detachment Office allied 
with the Personnel Office, and Lieutenant Roscoe C. 
Kory, M.C. (since promoted to Captaincy), in charge 

of both offices, assisted by 1st Lieutenant Ferris L. 
Arnold, M.C. Sergeant Richard Walsh was our "Top 

With the increased personnel n('C(vss,iry lo operate 
an expanding Hosi)ital. it was decided lo sci)arale the 


departments and Lieutenant Kory was selected as 
Personnel Officer and Lieutenant Arnold as Detach- 
ment Commander. 

The Detachment men can well remember Lieutenant 
Arnold and his favorite "get together" speeches; and 
they still remember his able assistant, Sergeant first- 
class Richard Walsh. 

About June, 1918, the office for the Personnel Officer 
and the Detachment Commander proved to be too 
small, so it was moved to the Sick Officers' Ward. It 
was in this office that the Detachment lost one of its 
popular commanders, for Lieutenant Arnold was ad- 
vanced to his present duty as Assistant to the Com- 
manding Officer. At the same time Sergeant Walsh 
was assigned temporarily in the Sergeant Major's office 
while preparing for a commission in the Sanitary Corps. 


Captain Everett C. Brennand, M.C., was the next 
Detachment Commander and Sergeant Robert D. Pye 
was assigned to fill the duties of "top kicker." Captain 
Brennand was in charge until about July, 1918, when 
he was transferred to Base Hospital No. 61, which was 
then preparing to depart for overseas. 

Then 1st Lieutenant Arthur C. Brown, M.C., was 
assigned to duty as Detachment Commander and he 
continued in this office up to this writing. Lieutenant 
Brown has been a very popular Commander; all the 
men respect him, and there is that earnest co-operation 
between him and the men. 

About one month after Lieutenant Brown's initia- 
tion. Sergeant Pye was assigned to the Personnel Office 
and Sergeant Charles 
T. Mumford was de- 
tailed as "Top Ser- 

Some time during 
July, on one of the hot- 
test days ever experi- 
enced in Camp Lee, the 
Detachment Office, 
together with the Per- 
sonnel Office, was 
moved to the Head 
Surgery Building and 
the vacated quarters 
were at once utilized as 
the Sick Officers 'Ward . 

Here the two offices 
continued to function 
until about September, 
1918, when cruel fate 
again had an inning, 
and they were moved 
back again to the Ad- 
ministration Building, 
taking the northeast 
corner room left vacant 
by the Dispensary 
(the Dispensary had 
been moved to the 
Receiving Building) . 

They had just got- 
ten accustomed to _ 
their cramped quar- 
ters, when it was de- "Hard Boiled" 
cided to separate the offices. The Personnel Office 
remained in the Administration Building — its present 
location — and the Detachment Office was moved to 
the northern end of the old Detachment Mess Hall 


About December, 1918, Sergeant first-class James 
M. Bremian was assigned as "top kick" relieving Ser- 
geant first-class Mumford. 

The Detachment Ofiice was by this time reaching 
large proportions and it was found practical to divide 
the office. Lieutenant Brown, Sergeant Brennan and 
a few assistants moved to the small, southeast corner 
room in the Administration Building, while the balance 
of the office force remained in the old "Mess Hall" 
location, with 1st Lieutenant Henry J. Schwartz, M.C., 
and later 1st Lieutenant Frederick C. Schreiber, M.C. 
in charge. 

Now we come to the part where history repeats itself. 
In the early part of March, 1919, the branch Detach- 
ment Office in the Administration Building was moved 
back into its first location, next to the Information Office. 

Looking back on the circuitous locations of the 
Detachment Office and on its exciting career, we are 
filled with wonder. It greatly reminds us of the thrifty 
bees — no matter how much they are disturbed, they 
still go on working. 

Few people realize the trials and tribulations of an 
ordinary Detachment Office, let alone one that takes 
care of one thousand men. Its daily work is an unceas- 
ing round of reprimands, passes, explanations, passes, 
"hard luck" stories, fur- 
loughs, transfers, passes, 
reassignments, leaves-of- 
Ajijta^j ) \ absence, various requests, 

Jf " /y) and— to cite them all would 

fill a book. 

It has problems of every 
kind to solve because the 

men realize that it is "their" office. It is their general 
information office, and it is open at all times for the men 
to submit suggestions, complamts and requests, and to 
receive instructions. This office has been a large factor 
in the successful organization of the Medical Detachment. 

A brief mention about the EnHsted personnel of the 
Detachment Office might prove interesting. There is 
Sergeant first-class Brennan who is especially popular 
amongst the men, and it is well kno-mi that his famous 
"Hindenburg hair-cut" and that cute shape of his has 
often been admired by the Richmond ladies. Sergeant 
first-class Beste is a familiar figure to every man in the 
Detachment, especially to those rookies who were 
members of the "special fatigue" gang. We under- 
stand that he has received many nicknames, two of 
which being "Old Ironsides" and "Sphinx." Then 
there is Sergeant "Jimmy" Purcell, known as "kid 
rehable," and that affable and ambitious sergeant, 
Albert Benner, and Sergeant MacDonald, known as 
"Fog Horn" (he sees that the men get their clothes). 
There is Corporal Longacre who received the requests 
for discharge and was finally able to crawl over them 
and get home himself; there is Corporal "Phil" Leahy; 
Private first-class Gilbert, who "gargles" his throat in 
the minstrels; Private first-class "Danny" Close; 
Private first-class Butler and Private first-class Wagar. 

The Detachment Office has had a riotous career liut 
it is as active as ever. If we do it over again, we would 
suggest that the Detachment Office be put on w heels. 
Then it could be pushed, pulled 
or knocked around as fate 
decreed, and perhaps save every 
ttle inconvenience. 




location: administration building 

Hospital Sergeant Ri 


YMOND D. Smith, Sergeant-Major 

Hospital Sergeant Eugene W. Musselwhite 
Sergeant first-class Paul V. Allen 
Sergeant Gerald E. Monroe 
Sergeant Arthur L. Johnson 
Private first-class Henry P. Roth 

The history of the Sergeant-Major's Office goes back 
to July, 1917, wlien the first Medical Enlisted men came 
to Camp Lee. At that time the Base Hospital was being 
constructed and the temporary Hospital was located at 
27th Street and Avenue "A" with the men billeted in 
barracks. An office was established to care for the 
records and Sergeant Eakes was selected as the clerk- 
in-charge. He later became known as our Sergeant- 
Major, and was the first "non-com" to hold this office. 

Private first-class Gregory S. Luthy 
Private first-class John F. Murphy 
Private first-class George W. Beyer 
Private Michael J. Sweeney 

Later this nucleus of the Medical Detachment was 
transferred to its new home at the Base Hospital and 
the Sergeant -Major's Office was opened. At that time 
this office comprised all the other Administrative 
departments of the Hospital, such as Detachment 
Commander, First Sergeant, Mess Sergeant, etc. It 
was the administrative office. 

The Base became a rapidly growing institution . New 
wards were opened for the increasing number of patients 



and extra men were ordered here to become a part of 
the Detachment. All these changes meant increased 
work and it resulted in a complete change of the office 
forces and the assignment of a number of men for 
"Sergeant-Major work." Master Hospital Sergeant 
Bartlett was ordered here for duty as Sergeant-Major 
and he remained here until January, 1918, when he 
was ordered to another post. 

Sergeant Robert Telford became our n.nv Sergeant- 
Major. He had become familiar with the work and 
very shortly afterwards was advanced to the rank of 
Sergeant first-class and then again to the rank of 
Hospital Sergeant. In July, 1918, Sergeant Telford, 
together with two other Sergeants, received commis- 
sions, Sergeant Telford in the Quartermaster Corps, 
Sergeant Nicholson and Sergeant Walsh in the Sanitary 
Corps, with orders to proceed to other stations for duty. 

Sergeant Raymond D. Smith assumed the duties of 
Sergeant-Major and because of his ability was advanced 
to the rank of Sergeant first-class and again to that of 
Hospital Sergeant. 

The history of the Sergeant-Major's Office does not 
appear thrilling in print but it has had an exciting 
career. To get a good memory picture of it, it is only 
necessary to think of a boiler shop in full blast, with 
bells and buzzers and telephones, with typewriters 
pounding away and countless hob-nailed shoes scraping 
this way and that. In its quieter moments, and they 
are few and far l)et\\('en, you can get a good impression 
by eliminating the boiler shop. The title "Sergeant- 
Major's Office" and the word "work "are synonymous. 
It is the "clearing house" of the Base Hospital. 

A history of the Sergeant-Major's Office would not 
be complete if no mention were made of the Adjiilanl, 
Captain Herbert X. Dean, S.C. It is, 1,. |o 

think of one without thinking of the other. Captain 
Dean could tell you much more about the Sergeant- 
Major's Office than we have recorded. He is familiar 
with every part of the Hospital, and being a stickler on 
office administration and efficiency, the fruits of his 
labor can be observed in the Sergeant-Major's Office. 

Let us look over the personnel. We of course remem- 
ber Hospital Sergeant Smith, who can be seen at his 
desk even when the shadows fall and who, we under- 
stand, is likely to bud into a literary genius judging 
from the letters he writes to that girl. Hospital Ser- 
geant Musselwhite, known as "kid energy" can tell 
you how soon that special letter will be delivered to a 
certain barracks in camp; Sergeant first-class Allen, 
another writer of letters; Sergeant Monroe who has 
charge of these precious files and can tell you "who's 
who" just the same as if he were in civilian clothes 
and back on his old job; Sergeant Johnson, we under- 
stand, is kept busy and we will take that for granted 
because we never see him. Then there is Private first- 
class Roth who can make a typewriter hum; Private 
first-class Luthy who hails from the West and who is 
going around with his chest puffed out because he has 
put on a few pounds in weight; Private first-class 
Murphy is the hardest worker in camp and if you don't 
believe us, ask him. And in finisliing the list, we dare 
not miss Private first-class Beyer and Private Sweeney. 

Now you have a brief history of the Sergeant-INIajor's 
Office. They deserve great credit for tlie success of 
this Hospital. It's an ofHce where interest and co-opera- 
tion are personified. We conldn'l forget that office if 
we tried. Every time, we pass a Ix.iler honsc or an 
iron foundry, or an aUcy fighl. many of us are going 
to liall in .■xcitcnienl and <'Xclaini. ••(;,.,-. don't 
that sound just hkc the Scrgca n t -M ajor's Oth.-e;-'" 

"Can you tell me in what ward I can find Private Officer, Enlisted Man and Nurse in the hospital. The 

Federovoch Trussowitchki?" A hurried (hurried being duties of this office are many and varied, as any one 

for home-consumption — in most cases it's leisurely) fin- dealing with the public knows, but the main work con- 

gering of the much worn files, and the requested name sists of keeping accurate records of the patients. When 

is found. a patient enters the hospital, two sets of cards are made 

"Ward 16, Sir." out in the Receiving Ward, containing all necessary 

Once more the information guy settles back on his data. One of these cards is filed alphabetically, and 

chair, blows bluish rings of Fatini;i smoke iiilo llic air. Ilic oilier aeeording to the iiimilier of the ward into 


and waits for the next customer. Not that we are 
jealous of others, in fact we are one of those happy 
individuals who can't be happy unless they see others 
happy. (And so we enjoy the peacefulness and "dolce 
far niente' of the Information Office as much as 
the boys themselves.) Also, why shouldn't they do 
things in a leisurely manner, when they know that their 
system works, with infallible accuracy. 

That they have done things — "non disputandum 
est.'' They have devised a system by which you can 
obtain immediate information on any patient, or any 


which he has been admitted. When a man is trans- 
ferred from one ward to another, a record of this is made 
after the Receiving Ward has been notified of the 
disposition by the Ward Surgeon. 

The influenza epidemic made the Information Office 
one of the most important adjuncts of the Hospital. 
Long lines of anxious relatives were constantly waiting 
to get their directions, and many pathetic sights were 
witnessed during that dark period. The office strength 
had to be increased to fifteen men at that time. 

Here are the names of the men who give you the 



directions you desire: Sergeant Hugh C. Linder, in 
charge; Sergeant Jos. G. Weinfurther, Assistant in 
charge; Private first-class John W. Hughes; Private 
first-class Howard W. MacFarlane, and Privates 
Eugene Beirly and Joseph L. Smith. 

Directly opposite the Information Office, you find 
the Waiting Room — popularly known as the Blue 
Room. It has charming appointments, being nicely 
furnished, and has an inviting atmosphere of comfort. 
It was the rendezvous of the relatives of the influenza 
victims, as it had just been fitted out a few weeks before 

the epidemic broke out. Special mention should be 
made in this connection of the three ladies from the 
Hostess House — Miss Bailey, Miss Harrison and Miss 
Mann — who sacrificed a great deal of their time in 
taking care of the women visitors, while the scourge 
was at its height. 

You can see that the Information Office is an im- 
portant cog in the wheel of the Hospital machinery. 
Perhaps that's the reason the Information guys look 
so — well, so superciHous. But can you blame them? 
They have important work to do and they do it! 



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"Base Hospital Operator" 

"Give me 606." 

"Call to-morrow." 

Gl . . . Gl . . . Gl . . 

"Get your party .^" 

"Not yet." 

"Alright now." 

And then the talk fest 
starts. Of course, we can't 
let you in on the secrets of 
the monumental problems 
that are being poised over 
the wire, of the romantic 
gurglings (You know the 
stuft': Hello, dear . . . Yes 
. . . etc.) that echo over 
fencing that tingles the ear 
names of the boys who do 
hai)s they will tell you — more likely 
are good listeners, but damned poor lalkcrs. 

Well, here's the name of I he (|u;nicl lliat 
your message over the entire area of the Base 

Private first-class Morris Mayer, in charge; Private 
first-class Alton R. Chase; Private first-class George C. 
Ellis, and Private first-class Edward L. Redding. 

The telephone board, too, has a history. It was put 
in in September, 1917, and had 30 stations at that time. 
The tremendous growth of the hospital made the con- 
struction of a new l)oard 

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l)ill for food stuffs 
the j)rccc(liiifi' moiit 
thousand dolhirs 
Dealer with tlie 
face of a large > 
sylvania Railroa( 
mind of the (hiy 
down the coal- 
The serious ] 
Officer include 
Messes consist 
Detachnicnl, tl 
Omccrs' and t 
nialcly lhirly-( 

Every day would be "Sunny 
Skies" for dealers in foodstuffs, if 
every hotel was operated by Uncle 
Sam as proprietor and managing 
director. How the dealers would 
exult on having all bills paid on the 
first day of each and every month 
and how the manager of each hotel 
would enjoy the free air of a free 
country and not be forced to slide 
down coal chutes, dodge into eleva- 
tors and back stairways! All of 
these gymnastics have made the 
writer a finished acrobat during his 
experience of the jiast twelve years, 
mostly under the glare of the white 
lights of "Old Broadway." How 
different the experience in operating 
the food emporiums of Uncle Sam! 
Snugly seated in a mf)tor car is 
found the Mess Officer with checks 
drawn in full i)aynH-iit for c\-cry 
purchaM-d during 

■s when he u 
hutes— oh, h< 
rt of the duli 
the opcml 
,g ,.r I he IV 
■ Army Nutm 
(■ Ofliccrs', w 


imidrcd eager nionlli^ 
to coiisuuH^ food tlire(> (iincs a i\;\y. all 
e(|uij)p(Ml wllli gaslniiiouiic ability thai is 
marvelous. I have made llic --olcmn 
declaration that, when I get oiU of this 
man's army, my return to the field of 


hotel activities, where you are paid good round simo- 
leans for food waste, that I will not engage any Adjutant 
to stop the accumulation. Our Adjutant is a bird. He 
makes the rule that all garbage must be separated. Of 
course, I don't have to do it myself, it is done by the 
fellows they had trained to separate the "Hun." I 
want to let you know that my hotellic aspirations and 
ambitions shall be strongly guarded by a retinue of 
watchful men. They will receive instructions that, on 
the approach of all individuals who by word of mouth 
or appearance signify of tli(>ir liavint; been a former 
native of the Base 
Hospital, Camp 
Lee, Va., to imme- 
diately order ice- 
boxes closed and 
lights out. 

The Patients' 
Mess, cares for 
some seventeen 
hundred of our un- 
fortunate soldiers 
who became inca- 
pacitated by the 
numerous ailments 
of life, or who in the 
great struggle for 
democracy, wil- 
fully, negligently, 
or otherwise, step- 
ped in the way of 
the fire of the Ber- 
lin Hounds, only to 
subsequently re- 
j o i c e in finding 
themselves under 
the watchful eyes 
of the attractive 
white gowned 
Nurses for which 
this Hospital is 
noted. Think of it, for those who got in the way of Bill's 
fire — to have their food sent to their wards in a food 
conveyor especially designed by our Commanding 
Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Dear. Their tray 
is attractively filled with fruits, cereals, chicken, 
fresh vegetables, desserts, and liquids, and then brought 
to their bedside by one of these Nurses, who with her 
deft little fingers, quickly arranges pillows, and with a 
comforting word and winsome smile, gently deposits 
the tray. Sometimes I have with tearful eyes envied 
these chaps, as the only fire that I was able to get in 


front of was that of the kitchen. Those other unfor- 
tunates who are able to ambulate, go to the Patients' 
Mess Hall in column of twos at a whistle signal, where 
three times a day they encounter a feast that would 
make the Feast of Belshazzar look like a free lunch 
counter; here tables are found creaking from the strain 
of foodstuffs prepared by cooks who brought their fame 
with them into the Army from some of our country's 
famous hostelries. The supervision of this Mess is under 
the close scrutiny of several experienced as well as very 
attractive Dietitians, who also control the meals served 
to the Ward Pa- 
tients. These untir- 
ing members of the 
fair sex grace the 
atmosphere of the 
Mess Hall with their 
sunny smiles. With 
all of these environ- 
ments, who would 
not be shot ? 

In the construc- 
tion of the corridors 
leading to the Mess 
Hall, the average 
weight of the hu- 
man body was fig- 
ured and carefully 
considered. Up to 
the time that the 
writer assumed 
charge of the sev- 
(>ral Messes, the 
carrying capacity 
seemed to be satis- 
factory, but subse- 
quently the appear- 
ance of broken floor- 
ing appeared and 
after careful inves- 
tigation of this con- 
dition, it was decided that the breakage was due to the 
increasing avoirdupois accumulated by caloric nutri- 
tion values transferred by the outer man to the inner 
man. Thusly, to be invalided from natural causes or 
by intimidation of fire from the "Hun" in the great 
struggle just terminated, cannot really be stamped 
as lamentable. 

The Detachment men's Mess consists of about one 
thousand. Most of these chaps are distributed through- 
out the various departments. Medical, Surgical, and 
Administrative, and are the sinew of the organization. 




But I do not want to intrude upon the thunder of my 
brother chiefs of service. My sole interest is to see that 
they have their three meals each day, and in this the 
labors are but minute, for if there should be a slip up at 
any time, the roar that would come from these huskies 
would make a siren whistle sound like a mocking bird. 
Sometimes I feel that I am a victim of conspiracy on 
the part of this bunch when they clean out the ice- 
boxes and store-room, and I have the utmost regrets for 
the terrible catastrophe that awaits Mother's cup- 
boards when these birds return to their humble billets ; 
however, the " gee-but-that-was-good " smile that 
spreads over their faces after the attack is over amply 
repays the restaurateur of this emporium. 

The Sick Officers' Mess — however that they came to 
get this name, has and always will be a mystery to the 
Mess Officer. In my opinion, the more appropriate 
name would be the Officers' Bunk Fatigue Mess. The 
impression that I have always had was that sick beings 
could eat but little. In this my fondest dreams were 
shattered. These unfortunates of the "Royal Order of 
the Leather Putts" can put a more brilliant polish to 
their plates than their puttees have had or ever will have. 
Thus I am con^•inced that every Officer and soldier 
that came into this great Army had paramount in their 
mind two thoughts, fight and eat — mostly eat. 

And there is the Army Nurses' Mess. Down here a 
fellow doesn't get a chance to make his wife a victim of 
the "Green-eyed monster," for the reason that, if he 

should dance more than half a dance with one of these 
angels, a noise arises which sounds like a lot of parrots 
holding a convention ; but I am going to always tell the 
truth, so I will continue. This Mess has a population 
of about three hundred sweet-voiced souls, who are ever 
ready to go through sleepless nights, who display 
wonderful ability in their untiring efforts to lessen the 
sufferings and worries, as well as act as little Mothers 
in the care and comfort of our unfortunate brothers. 
I fully realize that my real story is to dwell upon the 
Messes principally. At the present writing, the Nurses 
are fed three times a day, just like all of the other 
human beings, but under conditions worse than those 
governing the several other Messes. At this Mess, 
congestion is the last word. Yes, the days are now dark 
and dreary; but a new, large and elaborate dining- 
room, kitchen and complete modern equipment will 
soon be theirs, and the clouds will disperse and the sun 
will shine and happiness will reign supreme. 

The Officers' Mess — there is an old adage that "Op- 
portunity comes to he who waits." To the writer, it is 
here. Long days of breakfasts, dinners, suppers, and 
late suppers (as known in the Army) but commonly 
known on Broadway as breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, 
and suppers, have made the path of the Mess Officer a 
very tempestuous one with the average feetliiig of one 
hundred and fifly leather |)utlee(l()[fieers wliose liomes 
range from Kaintehalka to .Maine. However, they 
eat the same as tlie rest of their ancestors, wliose 



species can be found in any of the many zoological 
gardens in our beloved country, with one exception, 
those at the wax works table, and possibly another. 
Most of these 
one hundred and 
fifty dear bro- 
ther Officers, 
with appetites 
that would make 
a great Dane 
hound's appetite 
look like a ca- 
nary bird's, flock 
around the en- 
trance to the din- 
ing-room at meal 
time and put a 
bargain sale at a 
New York de- thky .ont..,,, .1 

partment store 

counter to shame. It has been found impossible for 
them to make any comments during the first attack, 
solely for the reason that nature gave them but one 

aperture to deposit their food, and that is too busy to 
use for any other purpose but masticating, — ^pardon me, 
I meant swallowing. But after they come up for air, 
the second drive 
is made and the 
annihilation of 
all foodstuffs is 
complete. As a 
matter of pre- 
paredness the 
kitchen and din- 
ing-room crews 
have been forced 
to secretly hide 
their rations in 
the archives of 
the cellar of the 
building, and, 

01 IK ! I!/ -Ml' S ^^"^ 

seem, many a 

poor waiter of the tender-hearted class, after listening 
to the tearful appeal for a third drive from one of these 
' 'Knights of the Leather Putts " has given up his portion 




to the poor starving mortal. 
Won't you be sorry for these 
poor Putts when they go home 
and attempt to make more 
than one drive on the cup- 
board at one doHar a day? Do 
you know that when I stop to 
think of the future prospects 
awaiting them, my heart just 
sinks away down. Then comes 
the sequel to the "Fall of the 
Dining-Room and Kitchen." 
The Mess Officer receives his 
daily cross examination. AVhy 
can't we have squab on toast? 
Why can't we have Mallard 
duck? Why can't we have 
lobster a la Newburg, or 
chicken a la king and num- 
A RAKER erous other dishes? 

The Mess Officers' revenge 
will be complete. He dwells on the happy thought of 
the future. Fate some day will bring us together again. 
They will be seated in the dining-room of some hotel in 
the gay Metroi)oIis where the writer will be in supreme 
command. Can you imagine the fiendish look of joy 
which Avill spread all over my ^•isage, when I see one of 
my dear former brother (tfiMcrs and erstwhile food 
raiders strain- 

coffee should see the amount 
and choke to death. ^ly con- 
science is clear, in that I have 
told the truth in the descrip- 
tion of the five Messes which 
Uncle Sam employs me to 
operate. I go back to the 
days when I used to sit on my 
dear Mother's lap and listened 
to this advice. " Tell the truth 
at all times, my boy." I have 
faithfully carried out this ad- 
vice in my foregoing story 
but I want to ask a last favor. 
Will you see that a guard is 
placed around my grave to 
prevent any of those Leather 
Putts from visiting it, and oh, 
yes, pick out one of those 
angels of mercy to take care 
of the grave. I thank you! 

The duties of the Mess Officer are rat(H: 
and it might also be stated that the |>(isi 
to popularity. It is one constant round 

s important 
>ii varies as 

and criticisms mixed with a frenzied effort to keep the 
larder complete. But the work does not cease with a 
full store-room. The food must ])e served well-cooked, 
there must he variety and it nuist be ser\"ed proj)erIy. 

find whic 
his plate 

efforts to 


ing the laml) 
chop:'' What a 
terrible ci'iine for 
the waiter should 
lie be careless 
enough to place 
the check face 
U])wai(l. Hut no, 
the waiters in 
large lioslelries 
are wis<> birds. 
They will not 


toiner in the act 
of drinking his 



Christmas Day, 1918 














M. Farley, 

Mess Officer. 

Warren E. Wilson, 

Mess Sergeanl. 



^FEW lemarkable and astounding little 
episodes have been "pulled oflF" during 
our short, long, months in the Army at 
Camp Lee. 
One of these little features happened on 
Christmas Day, 1918, and proved 
to be a big one indeed, with Lieu- 
tenant Philip M. Farley, our Mess 
Officer, playing the role of Santa 
Claus. The production that he staged 
for the benefit of the entire Base 
Hospital family was undoubtedly 
a remarkable one. 

In this man's army the Mess call 
on the old bugle means more to the 
human heart than anything else, so 
when the "call" came on Christmas 
Day, and the long lean lines romped 
into the Mess halls the transformation 
scenes of a Strand Roof in New 
York, L'Aiglon in Philadelphia, a 
Schenley in Pittsburgh, or any other 
lobster parlor in the country were 

There are tacts and rallacics, but 
list to the murmur of a fact that was 
pulled in the Detachment ]\[ess. 

"The Base Hospital Orchestra was 
grinding out a Jazz selection as the 
men came in. The Yuletide decora- 
tions, abundantly festooned from 
side to side, ga\'e the proj)er environ- 
ment to the scene. The tables, dressed as tli( 

to laughter. Savory odors from the food-bedecked 
tables filled the air. The Jazz music continued. 
The men were seated. A trio of vaudeville funsters 
began to hit it up on harmony. They seemed to 
transmit a rhythm of song into the gladdened hearts 
of the crowd. The K. P.'s quickened 
their steps. Mastication doubled. 
Platter after platter of food was being 
emptied. Turkey was never so plenti- 
ful, cranberry sauce was a close second. 
Oyster dressing was pouring out 
its richness constantly. The cost of 
living was forgotten. Who cared now? 
French peas were rolling over the 
candied yams in playful glee. The 
Jazz was at it again. Now it was 
mince pie, then came cake and fruit 
and nuts. The floor seemed to sag 
under the strain. The silence of 
human voices ceased. Uproar after 
uproar ascended from the spoils of 
victory. It was over, and as they 
ruse (() leave the hall the joy and 
■satisfaction was comi)lete. Their 
.N.machs were filled." 

iMom theOfiiccrs' INIess came the 

(■ story, that < 
^ tlic Xu 

•rful I 

• Me 


Li(Milciiaiit Farley lur \\u 

never dressed l)efore, were a si 
behold. Smiles greeted smiles. 

:]it for th 

gods (o 

r of j<,y. Ai: 
.tmasDay wa^ 
osi)ilal career 
of lhanks t. 
1(1 in s|)lilliM<: 

,ssi,. p„sMl,le 

Though officially known as the Post Exchange, this 
important adjunct to military life is known to the 
soldier as the "Canteen," and such it will remain to 
the end of time, despite the efforts to dignify the place 
with a more grandiloquent name. 

The first Canteen for Medical men was opened in 
August, 1917, and was situated on 27th Street between 
Avenues A and B. The stock consisted solely of candy, 
soft drinks and tobacco, and the entire supply was 
purchased daily — probably through the fear that an 
oversupply would be left unsold at the end of the day. 
Another strong reason for the desultory manner of 
stocking the place was that most important one: lack 
of funds. Money was an unknown quantity in those 
olden days, and when the receipts of the day went as 
high as $1.33, there was great jubilation, and the firm 
counted the vast hoard of money behind locked doors. 

Just about that time, the weather became so hot 
that the fellows spent their toiling hours on the drill 
field mostly in planning the sodas and "cokes" they 
were going to consume in the new Canteen, and before 
very long, this newly famous drink-emporium began to 
resemble Shanley's on a thirsty night. This state of 
affairs produced such an enormous pile of shekels in 
the Canteen coffers that various attractive commodi- 
ties were added, and the place became a most popular 
rendezvous with the hungry spenders, so that it was 
necessary to enlarge the floor space. When the Base 
Hospital was removed to its present site, the stock of 
the Canteen was carried over and stored under a tree, 
and business started with vim and vigor. The work- 
men were so busy with the Wai'd Buildings that none 
were available for the new Canteen. Seeing one bunch 
of them slacking up on the job, the progressive and 




far-seeing proprietors of our "store" visited the fore- 
man of the gang and presented him with their compli- 
ments and a box of cigars. In a remarkably short 
time the Post Exchange building was completed, except 
for the ^A'indows. This fact did not dismay the "Can- 
teen-workers"; the thirsty lines formed outside the 
window and the men were served as they passed. 
Everyone was satisfied and the Canteen prospered. 

At first the entire building was found to be too 
commodious for the needs of the Post Exchange, so the 
east room was used as a Y. M. C. A. room; this was 
not a success, however, as the room was too small to 
accommodate the large number of men which thronged 

a dozen men were kept busj' doling out ice cream cones, 
cakes and soda. Many were the "sasfrillas' and 
"limmins" consumed in that thirst-parlor, but it was 
decided that the room was needed for a barber-shop, 
so the soft drink department was changed to its present 
location in a convenient corner of the largest room of 
the building. 

Accordingly, the most modern apparatus for extract- 
ing the hirsute growth from a man's face and mowing 
the grass from the top of his head were installed. In 
the place of the two men who had been attending to 
the work of keeping up the morale of the Detachment 
hair, there were six, with a modern chair and all the 

the {)];K-e. Then sonic onv of l)rilliiuit mind (•oiiccivcd 
tlie idea of transforming liic east room into a rcslaiiraiit, 
])iit the high cost of living was against llie success of 

At tliis time, the small room now occupied liy the Can- 
teen Office was a sort of >hop, though 
there was room for only luo chairs and in order to gel 
five minutes in (he harlx-r chair, one had lo make an 
aj)p()intmenl in advance, then wail in line for at least 
an hour. 

The next stage in the metamori)!iosis ol' the (>asl 
room was as a "soft drink parlor."" A counter exiended 
around three sides of the room and hehind this counter. 

imi)lemcnls of [he trade lor each i.arl>er. None of lliese 
were new at the game, all of them being l)ari)ers of long 
experience before they were conlisca I ed l)y riicie Sam 
as loo valual.le lo run al large. il is reported thai 
Private -"I'ony "" XalaK' was nuvv Court iiarber lo Ihe 
King of Ireland, l.ul ihis i- only a rumor, and eannol 
be verilied. Kverylhln- in Ihe shop i^ k<-pl at the 
maximum degree of eHi< ien.y. .and so a- sanilary 
conditions, prices and (|iialil>- of work uo. our l).irl>er 
shop comi)ares very lavorahly willi any in reha-l.urg. 
The convenience of ha\ ing a good l,,irl,cr ^hop >o , |.,se 
al hand i> greatly appreciated by the D.'la. hnienI men. 
and even theOllicers find il very handy and sal isfaclory. 


Since the installat'on of the shoe-shining chair, under 
the eagle eye and marvel-working hand of Private 
first-class G. Goff , the place is fast assuming a more and 
more metropolitan appearance. This genius, with a 
shoe-brush and a piece of Shinola the size of a pea can 
make a pair of muddy, "fatigue" shoes look like Fifth 
Avenue dancing pumps. With the improvements that 
are being made, we shall not be gi-eatly surprised to see 
a manicurist installed in one of the corners. If anyone 
would like to undertake the job of making the nails 
of our Detachment men resemble those of Gaby Deslys, 
he may apply at once to the Canteen and be sure 
of a steady job. Regard this as a "want ad." 

grounds of the Post Exchange now present a very neat 
and orderly appearance. 

It is a great sight (for anyone but those fellows who 
work in the Canteen) to see our department store on 
the evening of pay day. The counters are assailed by 
a howling horde of embryo-purchasers eagerly clamoring 
for service, anxious to spend some of their newly- 
acquired wealth for the things at which they have been 
longingly gazing for three weeks. Then does the Can- 
teen resemble a popular bargain sale in a large city. 
But even at the middle of the month, the Canteen is 
not deserted by any means. Through the system of 
the Post Exchange, one can obtain "Canteen checks" 

The personnel of the barber shop is as follows: 
Pvt. H. Longstreth, in charge Pvt. J. Marnocha 
Pvt. F. Accardi Pvt. R. Kilgore 

Pvt. T. Natale Pvt. C. Bubbs 

Private first-class J. Fusco 

As for the present location of the Canteen — everyone 
knows where it is! It is estimated that every man in 
the Detachment comes here at least twice a day, unless 
he is sick — or broke. (And if he is broke, he comes in 
anyway, in the hope of running into some of his gener- 
ous friends.) At first, this building was surrounded by 
a barrage of stumps and swamps, but the stumps were 
dug up and the swamps were filled with ashes, so the 


which are paid for at the end of the month, when the 
"ghost walks" for the benefit of the Detachment men. 
Each fellow is accredited with a certain flexibility of 
charge account, according to the amount of his pay, 
and the system has proved of inestimable benefit to 
hungry and impoverished soldiers. 

A list of the things one might purchase at the Canteen 
would sound like a table of contents of a Sears-Roebuck 
catalog; everything from tooth-paste to olives can be 
obtained there — not to mention pillow tops, nail polish 
and Piedmont cigarettes. Cases have been known 
when a called-for article would be out of stock, but they 
are so rare that it would be unfair to cite them. There 



is, for instance, the sad case when one of our Corporals 
was unable to purchase the black mustache-dye he so 
urgently desired, but the clerk willingly directed the 
Corporal where he might borrow some. 

We are proud of our Canteen and of its work. With- 
out it, camp life would be a dull, chocolate-less, tobacco- 
less, Hevo-lcss existence, and so the Canteen, too, has 
done its share in "keeping up the morale." The fellows 
who kcc]) the Exchange in good working order deserve 

much credit for tli 
They have 
sul)mitted to 

most I 

r efforts and, in many cases, pains. 



for th<- cx- 

Anyoiu^ in 
the Detach- 
ment can tell 
you that Ser- 
geant first- 

class Sunderland is in charge of the Canteen. Who 
has not seen the perpetual smile this boy wears — and 
marvelled that it could remain perpetually, with his 
difficult position as Sergeant-in-charge of this sup- 
plier of the men's varying desires? The Officer in 
charge of the Post Exchange is Captain Henry W. 
Morrow, the man with personality plus and efficienc\' 
double plus. 

Sergeant Sutherland is assisted very ably by Corporal 
F. McFall, who makes an extremely capal)l(" iiiidcrsl udy 
Tor the Sarge. 




ing work for this large organization is none less than 
that famous "ladykiller" from Philadelphia — Private 
first-class T. Noble himself! The merchandle stock 
room has been kept up-to-date by Pcivate first-class 
George Bowman, of Virginia, who also illuminates 
the magazine counter witli his radiant smile when 
you purchase his 
wares. Who has 
not been called 
upon to buy some- 
thing he didn't 
need, couldn't af- 
ford — and didn't 
want by that genial 
and tireless sales- 
m an — P r i v a t e 
first-class George 
Schwalbach, t h v 
chief clerk? It has 
been said that he 
could sell auto- 
mobiles to Henry 
Ford and that the 
question of selling 
palm-leaf fans to 
the Esquimos 
would be an easy 
task for George. 
Many an unsus- 
pecting Private has 
gone into the Can- 
teen for a package 
of Camels and 
come out with 
a n armload o f 
George's commodi- 

One of the most 
popular jobs in 

the organization is held down by Private J. Miller — 
that of Ward salesman. He it is who makes daily trips 
through the Hospital carrying candy, tobacco and 
magazines to the fellows who are unable to come to 

the Canteen. With his little cart piled higli with the 
best the Canteen affords, he is a welcome sight to the 
patients in the various wards. 

The newspaper department prospers under the guid- 
ing hand of Private first-class H. Mest, who, through 
long (>x])erience, can tell merely by looking at a man 
whether he wants 
the Philadelphia 
Examiner or the 
Yaptown Roos'er. 
Private first-class 
A. Watkins is the 
driver of the Can- 
teen truck and not 
only does he trans- 
port the vast quan- 
tity of goods 
needed to stock the 
Canteen, but he 
has been known 
to pick up tired- 
out Medicos who 
started valiantly 
to walk to Peters- 
burg only to find 
it twice as far as 
they had thought. 
The force of clerks 
includes Privates 
first-class J. Cobb 
and G. Moses and 
Privates W. Dud- 
ley, T. Gamble and 
M. Aaron. Private 
first-class H. De 
Wolfe, of Phila- 
delphia, also is a 
clerk and he has 
incorporated some 
of the Wannamakerian theories into his department. 

The Base Hospital Post Exchange is the best equipped 
and managed Canteen in the cantonment and the 
Detachment men are justified in being proud of it. 

"Any mail, Mack?" 

A thousand times a day you will hear this familiar 
question put to Corporal John McCloskey, of the Post 
Office crew. A thousand times a day Mack, or any 
one else in the office will either yell through the little 
hole in the wall, a "yes" or a "no." Then you can 
study the facial expressions. If the answer is "yes" 
it is inevitable that the smiling face and the eager 
grasp is apparent, but if the answer is a "no," then you 
can depend on a rainy day expression and a quiet 
disappointed departure. Therefore the post-office 
boys can control the destinies of the entire hospital 
family day after day. They are morale-lifters and 
gloom-chasers today, and tomorrow tlu-y arc joy-killers 
and funeral cxpcrN. Tlie business of haiulliua mail fur 
an institution that lias anywhere from hHW to IjOO 
personnel with the addition of hundreds of patients, is 

by no means a trifle. The growth of this one branch 
of the Base Hospital is most interesting. In the begin- 
ning, when the foundation of the large personnel 
arrived, the distribution of mail to the wards was 
attended to by three men who constitut cil the staff of 
the mail division. This plan was soon aholislicd and a 
small room in the Administration Building (which is 
now the Information and Telephone Exchange) was 
designated for a Post Office. As time went on, with the 
personnel increasing daily, the mail increased in pro- 
portion and soon this small room had outlived its 
usefulness as a Post Office. It was then the custom for 
everyone to call for mail at this office. It was then that 
our present office in the Administration Building was 
opcncMl. A floor space 1-2x40 feet and accessories of 
an up-to-date office for distribution were instaik'd. Here 
the mail is delivered to Ward Masters and Barrack 


Orderlies for final distribution to patients and Enlisted 
men. The Officers' and Nurses' mail is sacked and sent 
to their respective quarters. A complete card system 
is kept, and each Officer, Nurse, Enlisted man, and 
patient can be located. The delivery of registered mail 
and specials also is included in another unique and 
efficient system that results in no loss or mistakes. 

The Post Office is under the supervision of Lieutenant 
(Chaplain) Robert Talmadge and is in charge of Sergeant 
Percie Nock. Corporal McCloskey with his little red 
mustache is always in the limelight as he goes from place 
to place, and declares that when he dies and is buried, a 
suitable epitaph that should grace his tombstone would 
be, "Any mail, Mack.''" There is Milo Malnati, our 

speedy little basket-ball star who is "pep" from head 
to heels, and Bill Davis the smiling, jovial body that 
always has a good word for everybody. Then "Big" 
Frank Wood holds down the job all night and prepares 
the work for the beginning of another day. Emil 
Kimpel is always on the job and never misses a master 
stroke when it comes to diplomacy. Welden Kline 
never shirks the office for a moment, and Harvey King 
with his mustache and his big briar pipe has become 
part of the Post Office make-up. 

There is no doubt that the Post Office in the Base 
Hospital is a good one, in fact, we have been told as 
much, and naturally we begin to believe it. Anyhow 
we know it is popular — just look at the line-up! 


WANTED A Wardmaster. Must have the following qualifications: He must be a laborer — clerk — 

druggist — nurse — foreman — doctor — information bureau — deputy sheriff — animal trainer — kindergarten teacher 
— diplomat — a Har (yet truthful) — a nut (yet wise) — able to remember things which others have forgotten — 
a prophet — a general goat. Anyone having these, please apply, as he would make a perfect wardmaster. 



The Base Hospital has a Fire Depart- 
ment. If you want to see how good it 
is, just be on the job when the big- 
siren screams over at the power house. 
That is the signal for the defenders of 
conflagration to seize extinguishers, fire 
buckets, and any implement that can 
be obtained, and hurry as fast as they 
can to the scene of the supposed fire. 
Fortunately for us, all of our responses 
have been for drill ijurjjoses only. 

The liosi)ital area lias been divided 
into nine zoiic^. tlni> cnaliling the per- 
sonnel of the h()S|)ital to ascertain in 
the .shortest i)uss:i)lc time just where 
to assemble at the conclusion of any 
number from one to nine tliat is given 
by the blast of the huge siren. 

At this, the whole Hospital becomes 
filled with activity. Every man has a 
duty to ])erf()rm. Each hose reel, and 
there are seven in munber, is maimed 
by eight men. 'J'hcrc are two bucket brigades, one 
consisting of men in the Administration Building, and 


the other by men in the Head Surgery 
Building. Some sprinters they are when 
they hear the blast of our siren. 

In a moment or so you can see the 
fire apparatus approaching consisting of 
one pumping engine and one hose wagon 
with chemicals. 

In Lieutenant Pomeranz we have an 
able Fire Marshal, and under his direc- 
tion the efficiency of the department 
has been a feature of which we can well 
sjjeak. To use his words, "We hope to 
cut still lower (lur record made n fire 
(hills which was ^i'^ 2 niinutes in respond- 
ing to an alarm and ])laying of water 
on the burning area." 

It is a fact tliat with our Hre-fighting 
luTsnuncl. and witli the record that we 
lia\c shown at drills, we can comjiete 
with anv other organization of its kind 

to see some 
lined up and r 

As lor looks, it 

.ith their buckets and extinguisher: 

1 71) I 


In a building by itself is housed 
our Fire Department. On sunny 
days long lines of hose can be seen 
stretched on racks to be dried. 'Vhv 
Fire Department is always on the job 
— equally ready for any emergency-, 
any time, anywhere. We notice thai 
the Fire House is directly across from 
the Canteen, only a stone's throw 
from the Detachment Mess Hall and 
directly in the rear of the General 
Mess Hall. Wonder why that is? 
Perhaps it's because — oh well they 
don't look very hungry anyway. 

One of the features of the fire drills 
is the work of "Duflf" (Sergeant 
Duffield). With the expertness of a 
))ig city fire chief he is master of all 
that he surveys. Will you ever forget 
liis big voice when it thunders, "Turn 
"cr off, Phil," or "Take yer buckets 
back where you got 'em, and see that 
they're filled," and then his final roar 
of " Dis-missed .f* " When they were 
dismissed we remember the rush to 
get those buckets back on the rack. 
Indeed, we have an efficient Fire 
Department! Just look it over. 


You say he can't stand the army. 

The life is too rough for him. 
Do you think he is any better. 

Than some other Tom or Jim? 

You've raised him up like a girl, 

He don't smoke or chew, is your brag. 

If all of the rest of the boys were like him, 
What would become of the flag? 

\'ou say, let the rough necks do the fighting. 
They are used to the beans and the stew. 

Well I'm glad I am classed with the rough necks. 
Who would fight for the Red, White and Blue. 

You say that his girl couldn't stand it. 

To send him off with the rest. 
Don't you think she'd be glad to have him enlist. 

If she felt the Hun's breath on her breast? 

Think of the women of Belgium, 
Of the cruelties they had to bear. 

Do you want the same thing to happen 
To your innocent daughter so fair? 

Thank God that the stars in old glory, 
Are not blurred by that kind of stains; • 

Because there are ten million rough necks. 
Who have red blood in their veins. 

They go to drill in rough weather, 

And come in with a grin on their face. 

While your darling sits in the parlor. 
And lets some one fight in his place. 

Maybe we do smoke and gamble. 
But we fight — as our forefathers did. 

So go warm the milk for his bottle, 

Thank God, we don't need your damn kid! 



Sergeant first-clas 

Sergeant Earl Lampe 
Private first-cl.\ss Joseph Reinehr 
Private first-cl,\ss John Pugh 
Private first-cl.\ss Harry Saunders 
Private first-class Arthur Mason 
Private first-cl.\ss Michael Kane 
Private first-class Steve Pribich 
Private first-cl.\ss Earl Hutchinson 
Private first-class Greyson Collingwood 
Private first-cl.\ss Walter Bachjian 
Private first-class Charles Wilkinson 
Private first-class John Swegle 

The Ambulance service in Camp Lee began operating 
about the 15th of August, 1917, with two of Henry 
Ford's famous cars. The first appearance of these 
cars on the streets of Petersburg created great indig- 
nation in the hearts of the goodly people of this quiet 
and peaceful hamlet, because of the invasion by these 
queer looking, undetermined creatures. 

An incident which occurred on Sycamore Street, 
during a visit by one of cars, was of particular 
interest to the driver. One of Petersburg's fairest 

i Clarence Mignot 

Private first-cl.\ss Ralph Snyder 
Private first-class James O'Neill 
Private first-class Lee Bryner 
Private first-class Joseph Shafer 
Private first-cl,\ss John Brecht 
Private first-cluA,ss John Carroll 
Private Gerald Sands 
Private George Weber 
Private Curtis Golden 
Private Raymond Large 
Private Charles Focht.alan 
Private James Collins 

happened to be giving Felix, her Japanese poodle, his 
morning walk. Felix strayed into the street, but Miss 
X, feeling that he was doing very well caring for 
himself, felt no alarm for the safety of her dog. When 
lo! down the street came one of these hideous 
vehicles. Mistaking the ambulance for a dog wagon, 
she dashed into the street and recovered her en- 
dangered pet. ambulances, on duty twcnly-foiir liours a day, 
proved invaluable. The terrible condition of the 

thk si'i:i:d^kl\( 



roads at this time, especially during the inclemency 
of the weather, is quite sufRcient advertisement of 
their durability. They are still in use at the Base Hos- 
pital, for miscellaneous purposes. 

At the completion of the Camp, 
four ambulance companies were 
organized, 317th, 318th, 319th, 
320th; the 317th and 319th were 
motor ambulances, while the 
318th and 320th were drawn by 
mules. The motor ambulances 
were first put on duty at the 

Base Hospital, but later, during i- 
the severe winter of 1917-1918, 

it became necessary to use the ambulances of mule 
power. The Missouri mule may have his faults, but 

at this particular time he acquitted himself gal- 
lantly and patriotically. 

After the evacuation by this division, the 381st 
Ambulance Company was or- 
ganized, this was later re- 
organized into the 48th Ambu- 
li^'is'.- - lance Company, under the 
direction of Captain Sener 
p-^- - -w j and Corporal Carson, of the 

\ j,g^j^^ ^j^jlg ^jjg Hospital 

the work was conducted by 
Sergeant Lampe, and Private 
II Reinehr. This force is still 

in operation with the same 
efficient personnel attending to the many unfortu- 
nate ones coming in and going out of the Hospital. 

This organization probably had its inception in 
those far off times when special scouting parties were 
formed by Caesar to appropriate the needs of his army 
from the immediate vicinity, in which he was carrying- 
on operations. As time rolled on this slipshod method 
of supplying a military organization 
became obsolete, for each time Mars 
was awakened from his drowsings, the 
system became better. 

This special branch has the honor 
of being one of the most vital, 
because all the needs of the ]Medical 
Detachment (not their wants) are 
taken care of by this department 
which first saw the light of day 
when Lieutenant Charles R. De 
Bevoise opened its eyes in September, 
1917. He acted in the capacity 
of Quartermaster, Supply Officer, and 
Mess Officer with the equipment which 
seemed almost colonial and brought 
to mind the winter at ^'alley Forge 
to those who were i)rivilcgcd to live 
around the li<)si)ital in those days. 
Electric liglits wvrc an unknown (juan- 
tity. Steam heat was something which 
recjuired little of his at leiilion, l)ut there 
was always plenty of mud, and enough 
stumps of trees to conifortaljly scat 
the Quartcrmasirr and the Medical 
Detachniciit in the great aiiipillicat re, 
which has later l)ccn occupied by the H; 

As tlie li(),s|)ilal wa> eiileriiig the course of eon->l ruc- 
tion, the duties of the Quarlerniasler became more 
comi)lcx. aecordiugly a (lelachuicut of Iwculy men was 
assigned for duty. 'i'o bieulenani De 15e\-oi-.e and 
his faithful staff of .\on-eonnnis.ioned (XHcers and 
men, credit must be given for the efficient work 
that has been accomplished. A cool December 

morning found Lieutenant A. W. Anderson at the 
Quartermaster's office to take the place of Lieutenant 
De Bevoise, who had been honorably discharged from 
the service. His farewell speech to his men will long 
be remembered, being the same as that of Caesar's 
laconic dispatch "Veni, Vidi, Vici" et 
iam venieham domum. (I have come, I 
have seen, I have conquered and now 
I am going home.) 

Later Lieutenant Anderson was suc- 
ceeded by the j)resent Quartermaster, 
Lieutenant James H. Mann, of Ohio, 
assisted by Lieutenant Bunker. The 
Syljilline books fail to disclose whether 
Lieutenant Bunker is a direct descend- 
ant of Bunker Hill or not. 

Quartermaster Sergeant William T. 
Braswell has charge of all clerical work 
and ])ro]x>rty accounts. His most ijojju- 
lar work is that of assistant paymaster 
of the Nurses and Knlistcnl men. The 
Privates on this occasion rceei\c thirty 
dollars a day — once a nionlh, Scigcant 
Thomas K. (iill has.'harge of the draw- 

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l.phVs in 


Quarlerniaslcr and is |h<> assistant to 
Sergeant Hraswcll. (•<,r|)oral (ieorge 
Deichnian. in addition to his duties as 
solo cornelisi of lhel)and and orcheslra. 
is tile stenographer of this iM-anch and 
Ixeeper of the Syl.ihe l.oolvs. 
of clolliing is in charge of Sergeant 
assisted l,y (orpural M.dsaac and 

.vilh dille 

on the part of tlicsc 



is appreciated when we 
realize the number to be 
equipped. This branch also 
has charge of all repairing 
of shoes, which in the ag- 
gregate, saves much money. 
They have, lately, put a 
touch of civilization into the 
barracks, when they issued 
lily white sheets and pillow 
slips . This seemed necessary 
because the Detachment 
men insisted upon rising 
in the wee small hours of 
about 4.30 A.M. Since these 
were issued no trouble is 
experienced in this line. 

Visitors at this Hospital 
are always impressed with 

the "spic and span" appearance of the grounds. In 
civil life we would call him, "The Superintendent of 
Public Grounds," but in the army he is known as 
Quartermaster Sergeant Francis T. Walle. He has as 
assistant overseers Sergeant first-class Bernard E. 
Potter, Sergeants Harry L. Goodman and Basil Ale- 
shire. It is an easy task to realize the necessary work 
to be done, when it will be remembered that these 
grounds of three hundred acres were a large forest 


but two summers ago. In the last months the grounds 
have taken on the appearance of a city, with a wide- 
awake civic club. 

The oiling of all floors in the corridors and wards of 
the hospital and the outside policing of the grounds is 
under the charge of these men. To know that it is well 
done, one need only take a little jaunt around the hos- 
pital grounds. In this work Charles Held has earned 
the appellation of "the hardest working man around 
the Hospital." 

Who has not noticed the well- 
groomed and sleek horses used by 
I he officers in equitating? and the 
docile mules all shampooed and their 
manes platted.^ Stable Sergeant 
liOw and ten men take care of the 
horses and mules. Sergeant Low 
gives each man a short course in 
I he psychology of the mule. They 
h'arn by movements of the hybrid's 
ears just when the innocent looking 
beast will start its morning calis- 
thenics by hurling its rear legs at 
a human being. There are people 
who do not understand the playful 
ideas which all mules have stored 
in their thinkery. 

When anything is needed in the 
realm of carpentry or carpenter 
repair work, or if a Nurse makes a 
suggestion that a little shelf would 
not 'only i^be ornamental, but nec- 
essary, the only logical place to 



have it done quickly and accurately is at the carpenter 
shop. And it does not require the conversation nec- 
essary in the case 
of Cohen who 
advised his land- 
lord that Father 
Boreas was play- 
ing H a 1 1 o w ' e e n 
with his shutter. 
Sergeant William 
Gillespie has charge 
of the wood-sur- 
gery department. 
His department 
can do anything 
in the wood line. 
They repair tables 
and broken legs 
o f chairs which 

had carried too .p,,!.. 
much in their arms 

and resulted in a bad sprain or break, without £ 
single administration of anaesthesia. Privates first- 

class LeDuc and Melanson assist him in the great 
difficulties of untying the knots found in the wood. 

This department 
men of 


business experience . 
It has them. To 
others it may have 
been a school of 
rich experience, in 
the responsibility 
assumed in the 
caretaking of re- 
cords and supplies. 
For every one of 
us, it has provided 
for our bodily 
comfort. For itself 
it has gained an 
enviable position in 
the history of the 
Base Hospital, and 
a very great share of this belongs to that class, which 
perhaps made the greatest sacrifice — the Enlisted men. 


There are times when a carpenter is needed at once 
and when a real one is appreciated. Sergeant G. B. 
Geary and his staff of emergency carpenters have 
proved that they are on the job and are doing excellent 
work. They have opened a shop in the rear of the 

old Detacliment Office, and here they certainly can 
make the shavings fly. His personnel consists of 
the following men: Private Raymond L. Harbach, 
Private George H. Wagner, Private Walter S. Martin, 
P^i^'ate Carl D. Shoft'er, Private Clarence Shepperley. 


That the Medical Corps be not in want as regards the 
proper equipment necessary to the great war work, the 
government made ample provisions by the establish- 
ment of large central depots at New York, Washington, 
Philadelphia and San Francisco. From these great 
distributing centers, the cantonments were supplied. 
The Base Hospital at Camp Lee, Va., has charge of the 
issuances of all medicine and equipment of the field 
infirmaries in the Camp. These field infirmaries are in 
reality first aid stations, so that they must be always 
well stocked in the event of any emergency that might 
arise. These infirmaries also are equipped with dental 
laboratories, which grew up as the camp expanded. 

It is a matter of interest that this important depart- 
ment was one of the first to be organized in the camp, 

as it came into being on Labor Day, 1917, when the 
camp was in its infancy. At that time, the Medical 
Supply Depot was located on Twenty-seventh Street, 
which was then, as it is now, the civic center of Camp 
Lee. The man who did most to establish the depart- 
ment was Lieutenant Grinder, the first "Chief." 
Lieutenant Grinder has since been promoted to the 
rank of Major and now has charge of the purchasing 
of all supplies, with headquarters at Washington, D. C. 
He was succeeded by Captain Cameron, who now is 
in charge. 

Sergeant Saddler has been the "Non-com" in charge 
since the organization of the department. He was 
transferred from West Point and helped greatly in the 
work of equipping the regimental infirmaries and 



LEST "^YE forget 

ambulance companies. He is assisted by Sergeants 
Victor S. Collins and Joseph H. Seims; Corporals Mark 
T. Bailey and Joseph S. Kremer; Private first-class 
Robert M Callis; and Privates Joseph Stein, John M. 
Stoops, Irvin G. Austin, Louis T. Haase, Lee C. Haynes, 
Howard E. Jarvis, Samuel S. Kindt, Saul Lazarus, 
William M. O'Neill, William P. Ronan and Edwin 
J. Tighe. The motor-ambulances were drawn from 
the depot at Louisville, Ky., and are all of the most 
modern style that has been evolved from the fertile 
brains of men skilled in the work. 

The Base Hospital was entirely equipped, with all 
apparatus, in the laboratories, operating rooms and 
dental clinic (as well as in the comfortable wards) by 
the Medical Supply Depot. Even the sheep and guinea 
pigs which are offered on the altar of science are pro- 
duced from the archives of this great department. 

The Eightieth Division was equipped with four field 
hospitals and four ambulance companies. Only the 
thoughtful reader can appreciate the intricate details 
necessary in fitting up such an organization with its 
almost endless supply of medicines, bandages, disin- 

fectants, blankets, operating tools, record cards, type- 
writers — even pens and ink. These were only a few of 
the more important items ; to enumerate them all would 
be a stupendous task. Suffice it to say, however, that 
nothing, though apparently insignificant, is overlooked 
as that very thing may be instrumental in saving a life. 

All drugs are issued from Philadelphia, X-ray sup- 
plies from New York, and the laboratory supplies, 
such as microscopes and test tubes come directly from 

The non-expendable property issued to the Base 
Hospital and Regimental Infirmaries, at a conservative 
estimate, is valued at $3,000,000 — about one-fifteenth 
of the domestic debt of the United States during 
Washington's administration! 

The Medical Supply now has been transferred to the 
jurisdiction of the Quartermaster Corps, so that the 
men became Q. M. men, though the personnel remains 
the same. The work of this department is but little 
known and it may not be appreciated as one of the 
most important branches of the Army — but in reality, 
the Medical Supply Depot performs that function. 


O, we never squeezed a trigger. 
And we never took a crest; 

But we fought a foe more deadly 
Than the Prussian at his best. 

True, we never faced the shrapnel 
From a million German guns , 

But we slew ten billion microbes 
Who were fighting with the Huns 

We took no first-line trenches. 
And we faccHl no gas attacks; 

But we fitted men lor service 

Who lay lielpless on their bark.. 

On our coats you'll find no wound stripes. 

We were never battle torn ; 
Yet we saved the lives of thousands 

On whose sleeves that stripe is worn. 

When you boys were "going over," 

Over there in sunny France, 
We were digging stumps and waiting — 

Praying Heaven for a chance. 

And when Wiiliam abdicated. 

And to other lands did flee. 
Then we knew our chance liad \'anished— 

We were doomed to stav at Lee. 

Hut we didn't wli 
Kepi righl on ( 

Tut the k l.osh oi 
Tul lo roul 


ne nor taller, 
^-in- slumps 
I he m.'asles, 

haled nunnps 

ekiy gol their dis.'harge. 
Ilomewanl lo ihelr sweelhearls spe< 
But the M.l). boys were held heiv. 
Till (he lasi e,,olie was dead. 

And when Inlnre generations 

Talk il ov<T. Ihey will l.'ll 
How Ihis war was won al Camp Lee, 

Where ten hillion flu germs fell. 



1st Lieutenant Willard M. Barton 
Sergeant Martin Schwartz Private first-class George J. Breithaupt 

Corporal Hubert W. Curran Private first-class Frank T. Cozart 

Private first-class William H. Corson Private first-class Benjamin W. Drummond 

Private first-class Raymond A. Nolan Private Harry H. Russo 

A new germ being found in the Pathological Labora- 
tory was carefully put in a room in the Administration 
Building. Major Black watched its growth for about 
two weeks, when he was transferred 
to another post, and Captain Vincent 
J. T. O'Neill, of the Medical Corps 
gave it his undivided attention. Very 
soon, the said germ showed marvelous 
signs of growth and during the month 
of March, 1918, it was pronounced 
by the different officials of the Base 
Hospital — The Property Office. 

Captain O'Neill had as his very able 
assistant Sergeant first-class James 
Brennan, of Philadelphia. These men 
in a very short time put this office in 
the "Who's Who" class. No office of 
this sort is of any value unless there 
is an accurate and definite system. 
When anything new, or relatively so, 
is begun, to make it a go depends to 
a great extent on the originality and 
capacity for work on the part of the 
person in charge and his assistants. 
These qualities were possessed, and 
very soon this department was on a 

, . , . 1st LIEI T. \VI1,I,A 

workmg basis. Pmpir 

The Property Office leisurely decided 
where it would eventually have its partially perma- 
nent abode, where it could rest more comfortably. 
From the Administration Building it "packed up its 
troubles" and moved to the Laundry Building during 



the month of June, 1918. Here it nestled until it 
chose a long narrow building from which the Quarter- 
master had recently moved. 

During Captain O'Neill's incum- 
bency, all convalescent buildings were 
equipped by this office. The necessary 
articles include dishes, electric stoves, 
beds, sheets, blankets and all the 
equipment for the proper sanitary 
measures and medicines. 

As you pass from the office into the 
warehouse that adjoins it, you will be 
confronted with shelves and then some 
more shelves, which are filled with 
everything from a spinal-puncture 
needle to a sanitary safety-pin. During 
the influenza epidemic, the temporary 
hospital at 27th Street was fully 
equipped by this ofiice. This unusual 
demand was met by the different 
wards returning to the property office 
and warehouse all supplies and equip- 
ment that could be spared for the 

After the signing of the Armistice, 
the Quartermasters took charge of the 
(Mil,'r^"""^'^ issuance of all supplies, but this was 
changed in February, when Medical 
Detachment men were again assigned to this depart- 
ment. Lieutenant Barton, of the Regular Army, is 
the present Officer in charge. Sergeant Schwartz is the 
Non-commissioned Officer in charge. He is assisted by 


Corporal Curran, the giant of the Detachment 
personnel, who weighs 98 pounds before second 
Mess, Privates first-class William H . Corson, Raymond 
A. Nolan, George J. Breithaupt, Frank T. Cozart, 
Benjamin W. Drummond and Private Harry H. Russo 

The Property Office has proved its worth in the 
responsibility placed upon it. The execution of 
this responsibility by the Property Office personnel 
has made another page of "duty well done" in 
in the history of the Base Hospital at Camp Lee. 



My hair is full of grimy sand, it's running down my neck, 
Al every meal Til hct two bits I eat a half a jK-ck; 

II dro])s into my army shoes and gets belwccu my toes, 

I have l<) sliut my eyes and gasp each time the old wind blows. 

I find il in hclwccn my ])laiikets on my cot at niglil. 

It scores my hide and sjioils my rcsl, I'm mad cnongli to (iglil; 

'I'lic si-hl nf m-ass wnnld mak<' nic laini, I never saw il lieiv. 

And when 1 s..e a -rass s.-ed ad, 1 wipe away a tear. 

I eannol read a ina-a/ine, 1 <-annn| write a note! 

My gosli, if 1 can excr llilnkl This sand has my goat. 

II fills my eyes and no^e, my ears; I leel jll^l like a tramp. 
I wonder wiiy in II tluy i)i< ke(l a desert lor a camp! 





During those days following America's entry into the 
World War; Major Ferdinand Schmitter, then Com- 
manding Officer of the Base Hospital, a man in every 
sense of the word, took mental note of additional 
service we might render our country through the practice 
of economy. 

He saw the great expenditures of surgical supplies, 
especially cotton, gauze and bandages, steadily increas- 
ing, and he knew that even at their tremendous cost, 
they were becoming more difficult to secure, so pressing 
was their demand. The proposition o. sterilization 
presented itself, for through a process of this kind 
large enough in scale to justify the time and expense 
required, these articles hitherto condemned as useless 
after their first application, could, after having been 
thoroughly sterilized, be used repeatedly. 

In selecting the man who was to pilot this depart- 
ment, he chose a man not only qualified in vvvvy way 
for the work but 
also a man quali- 
fied in the spirit 
of the work. 
On October 1^2, 
1917, R. H. 
Hogan, now Ser- 
geant first-class, 
of this detach- 
ment, began 
operating the 
first sterilizer, a 
field sterilizer, 
with Private 
William Bagley, 
assisting him. 
With this orig- 
inal two-man 
sterilizer, the 
aims of Major 
Schmitter were 
from the weather 
as these men 
were, they struck 
to their posts 

throughout the severe winter months of 1917-1918, and 
proved in every way the successf ulness of this experiment. 

So great was their success and the demand for their 
service that on August 15, 1918, they moved their 
plant into the Base Hospital Laundry building with an 
enlarged equipment adequate to meet any emergency. 
Sergeant first-class Hogan's former personnel of one man 
has been increased to nine, his present force consisting 
of: Privates Rittner W. Decker; Vincent Patriarca; 
Paul D. Stewert; George S. Bingham; Franke Burke; 
Roy A. Wolfe; Joseph Kinney; William W. Balton and 
George W. Knuckles. These men with few exceptions 
were registered plumbers in civil life, thus do they insure 
service in this department. 

In addition to his many duties, it has fallen the lot 
of Sergeant Hogan to teach men of other organizations 
the sterilizing as ho found it. These organizations, it 

will be reii 

'(I. > 



.pitals Nos. 45 and 
01; Evacuation 
Hospital No. 15 
and Medical Re- 
placement Units 
Nos. 42 and 43, 
all of which or- 
ganizations were 
stationed here 
from time to 

So in crediting 
each with which 
he has done, 
the service he 
has given, let 
us remember 
the Sterilization 
Department, let 
us remember 
that Sergeant 
first-class Hogan 
was given a 
big job and he 
made good, as 
did those who 
assisted him. 




The Base Hospital Linen room has charge of the 
receiving of all soiled iinen of the Hospital and the 
issuing of clean linen. The soiled linen is collected 
from the different stations by the jVJotor Corps and 
delivered to the sterilizer, from which it is sent to the 
Linen Department, where it is counted, checked, and 
the same amount issued to the different wards in return 
for soiled laundry. 

To keep the beds of a Hospital in a sanitary and 
clean-looking appearance, to have that lily-white effect, 
is the work of this department. This branch also 
handles the laundry of all the Nurses, convalescent 
patients, and all laboratories. 

During the influenza epidemic this department was 
taxed to its full capacity, issuing as many as 6000 to 
7000 sheets a day, in addition to the many towels, 
hospital clothes, bath robes, hundreds of gauze masks 
and all the equipment that comes under the regime of 
its work. 

An average of issue, comprising a day's work, con- 
sists of 2000 pillow cases, 4000 sheets, 2000 hand 
towels, 600 bath towels, 300 bath robes, 500 pajama 
suits, and about 100 operating gowns. 

In addition to this, all the white uniforms of the 
Nurses and the ward, and laboratory men is handled 
by this department. 

Private Schwartz, who was taught the art of crochet- 
ing while learning his trade as machinist, is the tailor 
for the laundry. This gives the laundry room, at 

times the appearance of a Wednesday sewing-circle. 

Sergeant Walter F. Mays, who took charge of the 
laundry, August, 1918, succeeded the notables — Ser- 
geants McCoy and McClure. Sergeant Mays informs 
us that his term of office may expire early in the 
twentieth century. 

The other men who assist in the distribution of the 
auiulry and i)rc\('iit it from 
\uii 1(1 parls unknown 
arc I'ri\at('s first-class 
Donald R. McArlhur, John 
U. Middlclon, Samuel 
S.-hwarls, (ilcn K. Hii 
'rivalcs Knianucl !■.('; 

In II,.. .■an,,, laun.l,-y. 
uhi.h In hn-n 1. 
for issue llic nc\l morning. 

191 I 



It is an oft-repeated proverb that "an army moves 
on its stomach," but it is also true that its shoes are 
an important adjunct to its movements. No one can 
be comfortable if his shoes hurt his feet or are not in 
good condition — and the shoes of a detachment of one 
thousand men, require a bit of attention. We have 
this fact on good authority — in fact, none less than the 
"shoe-man" himself, who should know what he is 
talking about. Private Gioacchino Orlando is our 

shop is much frequented by anxious fellows who have 
dates in the evening and are fearing that their suits 
will not be ready in time — but they always are ready, 
and at the promised time. 

In the busy tailoring marts of the nearby cities 
one must mortgage his coming month's pay in order 
to get the collar on his coat cut down; in our 
own tailoring establishment, it is a case of, "What, 
you don't have change for a half-dollar .'^ Oh, well 


shoe-man, and a very able one has he proved himself 
to be, in exchanging new soles for old ones. 

But there is another department that relates to the 
outer semblances of the man — the one which in part 
accounts for the trig, well-dressed appearance of our 
men. Yes, you have guessed it: the tailor shop! 
Under the guidance of Privates "Benny" Goldstein 
(who has the reputation of being the best Mess-line 
"hand-shaker" in the detachment), Abraham Fisch and 
Secondo Pace, the tailor shop reminds one of the large 
"clothes-hospitals" in some of the big cities. This 


keep the change. It's much cheaper than I expected 
anyway! " 

So if you see anyone going round with his coat sleeves 
completely hiding his fingernails, or whose overcoat 
sweeps up the sandy mud of Virginia in its wake, just 
direct him to that long, low building near the railroad 
track — the tailor and shoe shop. He will enter a rookie, 
and emerge as a seasoned veteran — in appearance, 
at least. 

Some shop we have, boys; go down and see for 
yourselves! You are all welcome there at any time. 

When you take a thousand men out of civil hfe and 
put them all in one organization of the army, you will 
undoubtedly find a few of them who can paint or at 
least will say that they can. 

Painters were needed in the Base Hospital, and when 
the roll was called, the best of material stepped forward 

down in a little studio all their own in the Head 
Surgery Building. 

As you saunter from corridor to corridor, and from 
ward to ward and ofBce to office, in fact, anywhere 
within the area of the hospital you will observe signs, 
signs, and then more signs. These have all come from 



N a little corner of the Head Surgery Build- 
ing just in between the two rooms occupied 
by the Dental Clinic is the office in which 
the Base Hospital printing is done. It is 
in charge of Sergeant first-class Ralph E. 

Clouser, one of Philadelphia's greatest "gold- 
brick" printers, who is assisted in his work by three 
little printer's devils from the same city of Brotherly 
Love, namely. Privates Hunt, Coyles and Laskin. 

the questionnaire for both the Enlisted Men and Ofiicers 
which helped to determine the order of discharge by 
getting the necessary information from each man in a 
clear, concise, orderly form. 

During the "flu" epidemic upwards of twenty -five 
thousand copies of forms were printed here weekly. 
These forms were of inestimable value in assisting the 
Ward Surgeons and the Medical Ofiicers in recording 
vital statistics of the dreaded disease and were set up 

The equipment of this office is nothing like what you from plans drawn by the Commanding Officer and his 

would expect to find in a regular printing office, as it Executive Staff. 

merely consists of a multigraph, a mimeograph and a The printing office is the medium through which all 

typewriter, but notwithstanding this small c^uantity of orders and bulletins are multiplied and put in shape to 

material many jobs worth while have been turned out. be spread broad-cast among the personnel of the hos- 

Since the place was opened last August over a quarter pital and for this reason is a very necessary and useful 

of a million of mimeograph copies have been printed department. 

and an equally large number of multigraph impressions Rush jobs are its specialty, and once it receives 

have been made. an order for a specified number of copies of any fomn. 

Many interesting bulletins have been printed here, new or old, no time is lost in completing the work 

and one of the latest forms to make its appearance was and delivering the goods. They are keen for speed. 



The great step that was taken by the government in 
providing the means of vocational training for the 
service men, in order to fit them for the many profes- 
sions which are in need of well-trained aspirants, is 
indeed an addition to the far-sightedness of the nation. 

At the Base Hospital this feature had its initial try- 
out about the first of this year, and from day to day 
since that time it has steadily grown in proportion 
and equipment. It is a very progressive department. 

see the ardent student of the draughtman's art. A 
little farther, and you behold the stenography and 
typewriting class as they scan the blackboard that 
seems to transmit to them a new and fascinating 
profession. Then there is carpentry, cabinet making, 
foreign languages, and possibly every trade and edu- 
cational element that could be named. This is provided 
for the man who can attend. To those who are less 
fortunate and must remain in the wards on account of 

The building that was vrrclvd in tlic rear of tlic 
General Mess, for a slorc lioiisc jiiid |)r<)\isi()ii plant, 
was turned over to lliis (Icpiniinciil l)ccaiisc of its 
necessary size and location lo all areas ol' llic liospilal. 
The fixtures were (|uiekly installed and bit hy bit I lie 
various inlerseel ions thai eoNcred inan\' xoeaiions 
were in operation. 

In .sauntering llu-ongli I his " w orksliop I he \ isiloi- 
beholds the classes in allenlive gron|)s, as Ihey are 
being instruct(>d by the " \'()ea t ional Kxperls." Here 
you have a class in telegraphy, and over ther 

their Narious physical ailments, they are |)r()vided the 
same privilege in (he I'orni ol' a visit to (heir bedside 
by Ihe "Occupational Aide." These women go from 
ward to ward and inslruel the |)alient in some niei'c 
arl thai will he of use lo him and a! the same lime 
)ns reliex'e his mind ol ihe tension of monolon\'. This one 
lealure eannol be praised loo highly. 'I'he Aides are 
loi- under the su|)ervisiou of Mi-s. King who person- 
,re ally <lireels ihe work. Krom this branch alone there 
•re has been wonderful aeeomplishmenls. Il may seem 
an (juile strange to the \isitor to behold a soldier in 


the undertaking of basket weaving or knitting, or 
some other trifle that would only be acquired by 
the feminine sex. However, it gives the man the 

desired condition that has been set aside by this 

Captain Elisha Brown is in charge of all the Occupa- 
tional and Vocational work and he has shown that all 
men can be sent back into civil life with a profession. 
Captain Arthur Burnham and Lieutenants Phihp 

Donnell, Donald Crawford, and William Marston are 
able assistants and instructors. 

Indeed this work is a noble one and at the 
Base Hospital it has been placed in the front 
rank of achievement and deserves much credit 
for the transformation that it has wrought in 
"making new business men." In the gigantic task 

that is before it, in giving to others who may 
come the same privilege that the nation has so 
generously ofl^ered to the service men that 
"served the nation" their work will be paramount. 


I learned to stand up for the C. O. 

And also for a passing O. D. 
So, as everyone knows, I respectfully rose 

For a man I heard called "K. P." 

I know it is a splendid distinction 

To be given the D. S. C. 
But the ward laughed at me when I just asked to s 

The cross of the S. C. D. 

But the one I hear most is four letters 
And I hope I am not guessing it wrong 

I think it must be a society 

To which all the soldiers belong. 

But they always have been or are going — 
No one is when you ask them to tell. 

I think, without doubt, if I want to find out, 
I must join the A. W. O. L. 





Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Dear: The famous "Dick Dear" of the "Old 
Penn" athletic field is our commanding officer. Although we did not know him 
personally in those days, we feel that he has not lost any of his old-time "pep." 
The awe in which he was at first held has now worn ofl^ and we have found that 
he really is a good fellow. He has a most pleasing personality, is a good, 
forceful speaker, has the faculty of getting co-operation, and loves to "shoot" 
ideas on the Ediphone. 




Major Downey L. Harris: Here is the Capablanca of the Base Hospital, 
an exceptionally good fellow. Coming out of the land of the Anheuser-Bushes, 
he has proved himself to be very interesting and entertaining. The only thing that 
has marred his experience at Camp Lee is the enforced association with that pest, 
Lieutenant Schreiber ! 

Captain Herbert N. Dean: Our Adjutant, and a "hum-dinger." He is 
energy personified and refuses to be governed by a stop-watch. The Captain is 
indefatigable in his search for dirt, and hence forms a great incentive for keeping 
the Hospital and its area "policed-up." 

Captain Roscoe C. Kory ("Roscoe"): Our Personnel Adju- 
tant, which name has been deservedly intrusted upon him. He is 
more acquainted with the "Hospital Family" than any one else in 
the Hospital. It is to him we owe the success of the Personnel Adju- 
tant's Office throughout its various departments. If you need a 
machinist, a barber or an office man, ask "Roscoe" who they are 
and where they are. He knows ! 



Captain John G. Hathaway: Our old friend "John Gael," referred to as "Father 
John" by the side of the "velvet green." Back home in that quaint New England 
village of New Bedford, Mass., he posed as a gastro-enterologist, so they made him 
a corridor supervisor down here. In spite of this fact, he still retains some of the 
landmarks of the medical man. He smokes cigarettes, has been seen associating with 
"hard-boiled" persons uncouth in manner and speech, and on occasion will say "By 
Jove," but otherwise "Gael" is a perfect New Englander. 

Lieutenant Ferris L. Arnold ("Benedict"): A baldheaded 
westerner, good-looking, withal — upon whose shoulders the running of a 
few departments of the hospital lays heavily. He always is full of ideas 
and has much to say. Although he hails from that wild state of Montana 
and has a "devil-may-care" look in his eye, he is really a very quiet 

Lieutenant Arthur C. Bhowx ("Arthur") : Here is a big, briglit, 
breezy, broad-slioiildcrcd westerner. He is witty and has a hearty and infec- 
tious lau^h. As a doctor and a (1. V . man (wliicli, we are told, he was in his 
own home town), lie is a good delachnicnt connnander, mess officer and 
administrative or pai)er worker. He and liis friend "Mull" are the veritable 
"Gold Dust Twins" — bo.som friends and inseparable. 



Lieutenant Charles R. Mueller ("Bob" and "Count"): 
He is the running-mate of Lieutenant Brown; a good medical man 
and a worker; a nice, plump, well-rounded, pleasant-looking man — 
and a scientific eater. If there ever was an individual in this world 
who liked food so well, and ate it so well, we would like to put our 
"glims" on the said party. And he loves cigars! How unfortunate 
that he should hail from a section of the country in which they 
don't know good cigars! 

Lieutenant Solon L. Rhode: Just think of the Receiving Ward. 
When he is not engaged in this work, he may be found in some quiet corner 
thinking of a way to defeat Major Harris or Captain Berg at chess, or he 
may be deep in the mysteries of French literature and art. 

Lieutenant Simon Harry Isaac Thomas Rosenthal: Better known 
as "Rozy" and "Oswald" — and as "Harry" by his charges, the Nurses. 
He is a mild-mannered, even-tempered, right copiously built Lynchburger. 
He took to army life and the customs of the service from the very first day 
he arrived in camp. We all remember how disappointed he was when he 
did not hear a regimental band hailing his arrival, and how crestfallen and 
chagrined when the division surgeon did not see his outstretched hand nor 
deign to reply to his effusive and oily greeting of "Hy, Colonel!" He is a 
doctor and a diplomat, a connoisseur and a camoufleur. 

Lieutenant Vincent T. Shipley ("Vincent" and "Bacillus"): A mild, gentle boy with pink cheeks, 
a sweet disposition and a mustache on his upper lip. He entered the army "alone" but being afraid to go on in 
this way, some time ago he married ! Honestly now, Vincent, which is more to be preferred : Army discipline, 
or that of the family fireside? He is an esthetic doctor—always well-groomed "'n everything." He also is an 
accomplished musician and a dancer. 



Lieutenant Olin G. McKenzie ("Mac" and "Clown Prince"): A long, lean, 
lanky guy who always affects boots, spurs and a chin strap. It is said that the popular 
song, "They Go Wild, Simply Wild Over Me," was written for him. However true 
this may be, he has been seen very frequently "among 'em." 


Did you ever hear of a Revival Buster? We have one. One quiet morning about 2.00 
A.M., the occupants of the Officers' Quarters were awakened hy strange noises. 

A brave man was needed to find out what the racket meant. Stealthily he approached 
the location whence cometh those weird sounds. And there was a colored cook making 
an awful racket. 

"What in the name of thunder is all this noise about inquired the brave lieutenant. 
"Boss, I'se got religion. De Lord was just talking to me," tearfully replied the 
colored cook. 

"Well the Lord ain't talking to you now so cut out the noise," was the quick retort 
from the revival buster and he withdrew to his quarters. 
Quietness reigned once more. 


OW many times have you 
heard something like 
this? "The Enhsted 
man has it the best in 
the army. He has no re- 
sponsibilities, no cares, 
no worries. I'd change jobs with 
him any time." 

How many times have you 
heard this!^ "Talk about a 
snap, look at them Officers. All 
they do is walk around in good 
clothes, look wise, pass the 
'buck' and get paid for it." 

Possibly you have heard it in 
the corridors. In the few quiet 
moments of the day and the 
silent, moody hours of the 
night it was argued; and the 
corridors seemed to take it up and 
echo the debate back and forth. 

From one corridor comes this 
murmuring, "What, me.'^ Me be 

an Officer again? Never! Me for the ranks! I'm 
going to be a Buck Private and then I'll have the 
evenings to myself and I won't have to look dignified 
and I'll have no Mess bills to worry over and no 
clothes to buy. Me for the ranks." 

And another corridor echoes, "A Buck Private 
has it worse than any man in the army. We do 
the work and the other guys get paid for it. 
Thirty a month — think of it! And look at them 
Officers ! They get waited on at Mess and we have 
to grab or starve. They can wear good uniforms 

with bone buttons. We get uniforms issued with 
iron buttons. And if the Q. M. Sergeant don't 
like us, why we get the left-overs. 

So the corridors echo and drone with the debate. 
I am commissioned an Officer. I have my worries 
and I get my bumps from the "powers that be." 
The Enlisted Men have their worries and they get 
their bumps. It's fifty-fifty. 

The Officer may be able to wear good clothes, but 
he has to pay for them. He may be able to eat at a 
Mess Hall where he is waited upon, but he pays 
for that, too. Many, many times the 
crowded responsibilities make him yearn 
for the life of a "Buck" Private. 

The Officers see "silver linings" in the 
work and recreations of the Enlisted men 
and the Enlisted men return the opinion. 
There are responsibilities with both 
personnels. But these arguments we ad- 
vanced only in the quiet moments and the 
leisure hours. The rest of the time the 
debaters were too interested in making 
the Hospital a success to think about it. 

What I want to know is this: What 
great difference did it make to an Officer 
or to an Enlisted man when there was a 
great work to do? While those corridors 
were echoing this argument the original 
"sound producers" were putting forth 
their best efforts and have made this 
Hospital a successful institution. 

Let the corridors murmur and echo 
their opinions. I still think it's fifty-fifty. 
" What is your opinion on the subject? 

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Some of Their Characteristics, Peculiarities, Pet Expressions, Iodiosyncrasies, Together with the 


Facetiously and Pseudofacetiously Related 

Captain Maurice Asher ("Pop Asher"): Hospital wit and gastro-enter- 
ologist. One of the oldest in service of the ex-residents and a conspicuous 
equestrian. He was a general favorite, as was attested by the fact that many 
"gave up" much to him. It happened on one of those occasions when the Captain 
was O. D. The time was evening, the scene the office in one of the wards. He 
surprised a nurse and a lieutenant (no, I don't think he wore a caduceus !) getting 
up out of two rocking chairs, which were in close opposition. Undoubtedly to 
relieve their sheepish looks and reddened faces, the Captain quickly said, "As 
you were!" 

Lieutenant Antonio Barone ("Tony" and "Baron"): A live one (every 
inch of his five-six), good company and a worker. Because he could speak Italian, 
they took him away with the Thirty-seventh. 

Lieutenant Edward F. Beeh ("T. N. T." and "Dynamite"): Energy 
and dynamic force personified — a typical army man. "This a hard life; I can't 
get enough sleep!" 

Captain Alva B. Bugg ("Bug" and "Bugs"): We wonder why the extra 
"g" was put in his name. Will his familiar figure, in the everp resent and 

"washed-out" khaki uniform, ever be forgotten? Property and effects of a patient seemed to be his chief delight. 
He could hold on to those for days after the demise of a patient, until the Adjutant had him "on the carpet" one day ! 

Captain Clu\rence A. Burgheim ("Burghy" and "C. A. B."): A man associated with presidents 
and princes and commissions, yet truly democratic withal. Quiet, gentlemanly and dignified, he was liked 
by everyone. We wish that it were possible to publish a picture of the Captain taken the day he was sitting 
behind those booted feet of his upon the desk. 

Lieutenant Clifford C. Crudgington ("Crudg" and "C. C. C."): Our niftiest little canteen and 
amusement officer. Believe me, he was "there" on that stuff; for style, diction, force and vocabulary, 
he had a good many of the old-timers like Bill Shakespeare, Noah Webster, Elinor Glynn and Irvin S. Cobb 
backed off the map. But then, why should he not have been good? Was not Arthur Brisbane his understudy 
in the world of journalism? Because of his sense of humor, it was a shame that he sliould have been taken away 
from our post, after so short a stay. 

Lieutenant Charles R. De Bevoise ("Debby" by his intimates and "General" by all others): Why 
they should have selected a manufacturer of brassieres for a Quartermaster, we don't know. He could ride a, dance, play (the bunk!) and had a sense of humor. 

Lieutenant John C. Eckhardt ("Eck"): Erstwliilc Receivi 
Officer, Sanitary Officer, Ward Surgeon and (loldhrick. He had picnl 
was original to the nth power. A valuable adjunct to the institutioi 
held, and by his own statement, oft repeated, "I'm good, / am!" 

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Officer, Post Exchange Officer, Mess 
of ready w it , a keen of humor and 
is can he seen by the varied i)ositions he 


Lieutenant Bryant B. Edwards ("Gus" and "Eddie' ): A quiet chap from Alabam', but every night 
would find him "shining up to go out among 'em." Eddie was popular, "sure 'nuff !" 

Major Francis P. Emerson ("F. P. E.") : The man who piloted the good ship "Annex" through troublous 
waters to a calm haven with comparatively few casualties. 

Lieutenant Joseph L. Farden ("Fard"): Here is a "tough hombre," one of the survivers of the Mexi- 
can expedition. Much has been told us about the life among the cactus and sage-brush ; yes, much — far too much ! 
He is a hard operator, a hard liver, and an intimate associate of our contemporary, "Mr. George Hoyle." 

Captain George Gill: Short, mild and bald; an otologist. 

Captain John H. Harvey ("Father Harvey"): Here's another good eye-man and one who had an excel- 
lent eye for "straights" and "flushes." He was the self-acknowledged collaborator with George Hoyle, and his 
treatise on improvements in the Hoyle technic is worthy of the Smithsonian Institute and should be read by 
all aspirants toward perfection in that line. 

Lieutenant Edward S. May ("Eddie"): One of Lieutenant Schreiber's 
playmates, a man who loved excitement and noise. He had rather a hard time 
getting out of the Army, which is unusual for the average case; and when he was 
on the eve of discharge, he came within an ace of committing suicide by blowing 
up the radiator in his room. In tinkering with the thing he figured that all engines 
are built like his Ford; afterward he "allowed" that he wasn't familiar with the 
new "one way" carbureter. 

Captain Horace W. Miller ("Horace," "Ovid" and "Livy") : We don't 
know what his specialty was in civilian practice, but he certainly had the manner 
and appearance of an obstetrician in the army. He was decidedly "distingue" 
and this was not a little enhanced by the beautiful black cord covering the expan- 
sive front of chest and to the end of which was attached that necessary pince-nez. 
Space does not permit us to dwell at length upon the poetry of the friendship which 
existed between this gentleman and our contemporary Lieutenant Schreiber. A 
sight of the beauty of these hours made one feel elevated above the drab existence 
of an army cantonment. 

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Captain Arthur C. Morgan ("A. C."): A doctor and instructor with a most remarkable memory. 
When he was examining the Medical Detachment of the hospital for tuberculosis, he told 998 of the 1000 men 
what style of building was located on the corner of the block nearest their homes, the kind of business, the 
men's names — and this organization represented most of the states of the Union. I believe there was one 
instance in which the Captain had forgotten the Christian name of the individual. However, my memory has 
failed me, so I should not like to bet on this! 

Captain Henry W. Morrow ("Henry"): The man with a most even temperament and a disposition in 
a million. He was also a valuable doctor. He was in the Receiving Ward, Post Exchange, ran a mess, and sat on 
the Discharge Board ! 

Lieutenant Sterne Morse ("Judge" and "Sterne"): A laboratory man and a deep thinker, slow 
albeit. Philosophy, theology, psj'chology, philology, etymology, entomology and occasionally medicine were 
his topics of discourse at table. He also could play volley-ball; it was not his fault that the other members of his 
team played so poorly that his side lost ! 

Captain Edmund U. Potter ("Pappy Potter"): A southern gentleman — 
every inch of him — from the Shenandoah Valley. Outside of a bit of an arthritis, 
which interned him in O. S. Q. for a few days, he was "alwaj^s on deck." In his 
.seances with the aforementioned "George Hoyle," his favorite expression was: 
"Stay out boys — I've got 'em!" 

Cai'Taix Kdw in F. Sa^ i.ok ("Stanton"): An eye-man, and a good one, from 
Philadelphia. An excellent raconteur of stories and poetry. Ilis dialect tales are 
"right smart" good. lie was a sufl'erer i'roiii lumbago and at times the "misery" 
in his back was "i)o\verful bad." 

Captain Hexhv L. Smith (" Henry Lee") : .Vn excellent internist and lec- 
turer; and a user of plug tobacco "ad infinitum." 

Captain Jkremiah B. Sri.i.iVAN ("Sully"): (Jenial, reliable and opli- 

nn'stic. ".Vnd they lell ine that you're r/oof/ . From various sources I liear 

tliiit \ou re </(>(i(l.' "' 

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Lieutenant Longin Tobenski ("Toby"): One of the few medical men who was really military in 
appearance and gait. With his new boots and spurs and that von-Hindenburg hair-cut, the boy was "there." 
The only regret we have is that said boots were purchased almost on the eve of his discharge. 

Lieutenant Frederick D. Zeman ("Zee"): The halls of the Hospital and the Officers' Quarters still 
re-echo his hearty laugh. Yes, hearty — but rather a hind-foremost laugh — a laugh with a hic-cough, as it 
were! He was a good "lab. man" and just the kind of running-mate to steady the wild "Judge" Morse in 
his headlong pursuit of information. 

One of our Sergeants was taking notes in the clinic room of the Ear, Nose, and 
Throat ward as the Medical officer was making examinations and changing dressings. 
In came a man who had an ear infection. 

The Medical officer examined the ear and turning to the Sergeant said, 
"Sergeant, you can put this down, 'middle ear dry . . . ' " 

He got no further than that, for the Sergeant, looking his surprise, excitedly 
exclaimed, "Holy smokes, Lieutenant, has that man got three ears.'" 

When Captain Hathaway entered the Receiving Ward one day, one of the 

Enlisted men gave the command of "Attention," whereupon everybody promptly 

complied in true Camp Lee military fashion. 

"As you were," said Captain Hathaway. "It wouldn't make any difference 

whether I said 'as you were' or 'rest'. You'd be at 'rest' anyway," he continued, 

as he walked out. 




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Caines, Richard J. R 175 Massachusetts Ave Boston, Mass. 

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Clark, James B 

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Moore, J. Ross 2652 Hoover St Los Angeles, Cal. 

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Hold EN, Nelson M 271 Imney St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

HoLTON, Thomas A 1717 North Seventh St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Hood, Frank O 510 Griffin St., Mt. Washington. . .Pittsburgh, Penna. 

HoRGAN, Edmund J Rochester, Minn. 

Hull, Harry D Crystal Lake, III. 

Hunter, William D 490 Reed Ave Monessen, Penna. 

HuRD, Albert G 95 West Main St Millbury, Mass. 

Jones, John M 2800 Boulevard Jersey City, N. J. 



Keith, Darwin M 420 Main St Rockford, III. 

Knox, John C 422 Hallet Place Bellevle, Penna. 

KoRY, RoscoE C Little Rock, Ark. 

Lacy. Justin E 1121 Third Ave So. Nashville, Tenn. 

Lambert, Samuel E Pittsbutrgh, Penna. 

Lazell, Willloi E 25 South Main St Barn, Vt. 

Lester, Charles A 1717 South First St Louisville, Ky. 

Loop, Ross G 359 Main St Elmira, N. Y. 

Lougee John L 483 Beacon St Boston, Mass. 

MacFarland, Erwin G 817 Floyd Ave Rome, N. Y. 

McCuLLY, Charles H 414 Fourth St Logansport, Ind. 

McDeed, Winfield G R. F. D Weldon, III. 

McPhail, Donald T Hazlehurst Field Mineola, L. L, N. Y. 

^L\HADY, Stephen A Utica, N. Y. 

Manly, Frederick N IVIain St Naples, N. Y. 

I\L\TTHEws, Harry E 12 Hillside Ave Orange, N. J. 

Maxcy, Kenneth F 2633 Guilford Ave Baltimore, Md. 

Meads, Albert M 2647 Stuart St Oakland, Cal. 

Meisenbach, Roland O 140 Allen St Buffalo, N. Y. 

Miller, Horace W 1303 North 52d St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Mills, Clifford 36 Maple Ave Morristown, N.J. 

Miningham, Willl\m D 448 High St Newark, N.J. 

Mitchell, Alfred 657 Congress St Portland, Me. 

Morgan, Arthur C 3118 Diamond St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Morrow, Henry W 7400 Irving Ave Swissvale, Penna. 

Moschcowitch, Alexis V 925 Madison Ave New York, N. Y. 

Mover, Torrence C R. F. D. No. 1 Mifflinburg, Penna. 

Nelson, John E P. O. Box No. 205 Rockwood, Tenn. 

Nevitt, Rollin R Mildred, Kan. 

NoRVAL, William A 419 Main St Patterson, N. J. 

Odend'hal, Edward P Wytheville, Va. 

O'Neill, Vincent J. T Highland Falls, N. Y. 

Oesterlixg, Harry E 75 Sixteenth St Wheeling, W. Va. 

Oram, Joseph H 495 Broadway Patterson, N. J. 

Palmer, Ciiauncey L 3422 Schaeffer Place, Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Pickens, Damd R 1000 Nineteenth Ave So. Nashville, Tenn. 

Priest, Fraxk A Marion, Ind. 

PuMPELLY, William C Macon, Ga. 

Rice, Tiio^r vs Brattleboro, \t. 

RonHHTs. Jay (i 117 High Ave Oskaloosa, Ia. 

RoGKiis, CiiARLios A Freeport, Penna. 

R(k;ehs. McLaix Hayes and 8th St Clinton, Oki.a. 

Rotiihock, IIkmo a Wkst Ciiksikh, I'kwa. 

RcDoLiMi, John V Belli; Plains, Kas. 

Russell. Jamks M 912 Frisco Ave Monett, Mo. 


Sayles, Joseph B Tat ton, Mass. 

Saylor. Edwin S ioo.') ('iii.^tm t St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Scott. Covles L Sankord, N. C. 

SiLXEEH, WlLLAHI) F C( ) 1 ; L EM 1 1 1 L. N. Y. 

Shanv. IIakh^ \V JuxEii CiiA. Ohio 

SHE\n\x, (iEoKcE M 12 School St (Jri\(A, .Mass. 

SiiiLiA , I'lnw iN V 77 Main St Kingston, N. Y. 

Si(iii:l, Clxkexce C West End, N.J. 

Smith, IlExiiv L 2701 Caia eht St Baltimore, Md. 

Smith, James 11 6 \\ e>t Im{\xm,ix St Rk iimond, \a. 

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Sneed, Carl M 909 Elm St Columbia, Mo. 

Spooner, John P Peru, Ind. 

Stern, Henry S Ingle Side Apts Richmond, Va. 

Sullivan, Jeremiah B New Haven, Conn. 

SwANN, William K Monroe, Ga. 

Taylor, Herman M 2708 Riverside Ave Jacksonville, Fla. 

Terflinger, Fred W Longcliff Logansport, Ind. 

Thomas, David O 889 Fifth Ave New Kensington, Fenna. 

Thomas, Lauron C 311 Walnut St Latrobe, Penna. 

Thompson, Albert E 223 Washington Trust Bldg Washington, Penna. 

Traynham, Benjamin L Sweet Springs, W. Va. 

Van Horn, Leon 1429 North 17th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Van Lennep, Gustave A Merion, Penna. 

Wallace, John M Ridgeville, Ind. 

Wallis, Marshall Normal, III. 

Ware, Robert M 716 West Central Ave. Fitzgerald, Ga. 

Weeden, Allen A 127 Grove St Woonsocket, R. I. 

Wegeforth, Paul 2031 Eutaw Place Baltimore, Md. 

Weibel, Elmer C 664 West Ninth St Erie, Penna. 

Wendt, Charles 1 5654 Woodmont Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Weston, Reuben Windsor, Vt. 

Wheeler, James S Gatesville, Texas 

WiAT, Robert G 928 Grace St Richmond, Va. 

Williamson, Ora M Sullivan, III. 

Williamson, William T R. F. D. No. 7 Richmond, Va. 

Wilson, Arthur L 1016 Church St Lynchburg, Va. 

Wright, Robert H 316 East Franklin St Richmond, Va. 

Young, Edgar W McKenny,.Va. 

ZoLLER, Christian H 608 North Harrison St Litchfield, III. 


Archer, Ernest E 

Argus, Francis 237 Lafayette Ave Buffalo, N. Y. 

Arnold, Ferris L 216 Clark Ave Billings, Mont. 

Asnis, Eugene J 1809 Wallace St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Atkinson, Frederick C 12 Lyndale St Methuen, Mass. 

Atkinson, Thomas E 3353 W. 33d Ave Denver, Colo. 

AviDAN, Maurice S 191 Spruce St Newark, N.J. 

Aycock, William J Hohenlinden, Miss. 

Baker, Elbert Hattisburg, Miss. 

Baker, Hinton J 

Baker, Horace M 300 Logwood Ave Boston, Mass. 

Bakwin, Harry 1165 Longfellow Ave New York, N. Y. 

Baldwin, Aaron G 28 Westcott St East Orange, N. J. 

Baltz, Samuel A 

Barone, Antonio L 246 Front Ave Buffalo, N. Y. 

Barry, Albert F Stony Point, N. Y. 

Barsky, Joseph M 

Battey, Hugh 1 438 W. Peachtree St Atlanta, Ga. 

Battle, George C 269 Hillside St Ashville, N. C. 

Bays, Arthur E Barbersville, W. Va. 

Bean, Philip J Jabbocsville, Md. 

Beaton, James J 33 Stephenson St Waycross, Ga. 

Bedoe, Edward A 

Beeh, Edward F Fort Dodge, Iowa 



Berner, David 2817 Pacific Ave Atlantic City, N. J. 

Black, Dennis L 24 Lake Street Nashua, N. H. 

Blair, Leslie L 

Blesse, Henry S Elgin, III. 

Blue, James H 1407 Munisoto Ave Bessemer, Ala. 

BooHER, William R 820 Florida Ave Bristol, Tenn. 

Borland, Alexander Meredith, N. H. 

BovE, Charles T Baltimore, Md. 

Boyles, Joseph H Greeneoro, N. C. 

Brandon, John W., Jr 

Broschart, Frank J. 

Brown, Arthur C 525 Main St Council Bluffs, Ia. 

Brown, Charles W 

Brunk, Oliver C 

Bryan, James L 2104 State Street Nashville, Tenn. 

Bryson, William S R. F. D New Sheffield, Penna. 

Burks, Bennete A Tascaloosa, Ala. 

Burleigh, William T 825 N. Negley Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Butcher, Alexander C 28 So. 43rd St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Cady, Frederic B. M 10 Chauncey St Cambridge, Mass. 

Cagle, William D 

Cannady, Nicholas B 

Casey, Arthur E. S 147 Church St Willimantic, Conn. 

Casto, Holly L Spencer, W. Va. 

Cawley, William D Elkton, Cecil Co., Md. 

Charles, Robert L 1658 Steele St Denver, Colo. 

Chernaik, Samuel J 44 Dewey St New Britian, Conn. 

Choate, Alton J 85 Middle St Gloucester, Mass. 

Claypool, John R Mt. Vernon, Ohio 

Cleland, Carlbye 330 W. 30th St Erie, Penna. 

Cliff, Benjamin F East Flat Rock, N. C. 

Clovis, Oscar R Jollytown, Penna. 

Clune, Francis J 334 Warbarton Ave Yonkers, N. Y. 

Cohen, Milton B West Salem, Ohio 

CoLBORNs, Andrew J Connellsville, Penna. 

Collier, Casa 629 Rozelle St Memphis, Tenn. 

Corcoran, Cornelius J 624 Prospect Ave Milwaukee, Wis. 

Counts, Herbert W Ocalee, Fla. 


CowiE, Charles C 

CowiN, Carl C 309 P. and S. Bldg Minneapolis, Minn. 

Crane, Aaron R West Chester, Penna. 

Crow, Harper L 

Curdington, Clifford T 1179 Noble Ave Bridgrpokt, Conn. 

Danforth, Mortimer E Stanton, Mk ii. 

Davidson, David 290 IOth St San Behn a kdi n( >, Cai,. 

Daviios, I'niLip J 608 So. Main Ave Schanton, I'iana. 

Devini:, .loiiN W 713 Pearl St iim lic \ a. 

Davis, Halkkhi I Bk; Si>mN(;, 'I'iaas 

Davis, Richard S 

Davison, William F 31 Union St Dokhan* kton. I'knna. 

Dixon, George G 

Donnelly, John Charlotte, N. C. 

Dossett, Robert L 

Dotterer, Ch.vrles B 

Down, Howard C Wysox, Penna. 

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DuNLAP, Ray W . .920 So. Cincinnati St Tulsa, Okla. 

Dye, Willoghby G 7139 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, Cal. 

Dyer, Wilson K Kankakee State Hospital Kankakee, III. 

Easter, Clay M Chincoleague, Va. 

EcKHARDT, John C 1140 18th St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Edwards, Bryant B - Union Springs, Ala. 

Ehlert, John M 1124 Mildred Ave Shreveport, La. 

EzicKsoN, William J 

Farden, Joseph L Hot Springs, Va. 

Favil, John 78 E. Elm St Chicago, III. 

Fayen, Emmett 

Ferguson, Robert G 

Fetner, Lawrence M ., 

Field, Frank L Far Hills, N. J. 

Foley, Carrol E Lovellsville, Va. 

Foshee, Alexander M Cohorset, Ala. 

Francis, Horace M Woodsback, III. 

Francisco, Howard M Nashville, Tenn. 

Furman, Herman C 1247 Ocean Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Gammon, Julian E 409 Professional Bldg Jacksonville, Fla. 

Garlick, Frederick J 773 E. Main St Rochester, N. Y. 

Gedney, Frederick M 1940 Scott St San Francisco, Cal. 

Geraghty, William R 1132 Barclay St Baltimore, Md. 

Gerslinger, Joseph E 2705 W. Grace St Richmond, Va. 

Getman, Norman W Oneonta, N. Y. 

Gillespie, Benjamin H 201 Peoples Savings and Trust Bldg Akron, Ohio 

Glaze, Andrew L., Jr 

Goldman, Charles 238 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Goldman, Isaac H Richmond, Va. 

Gorman, James R 717 Madison St Lynchburg, Va. 

GoTTSCH, Erwin 1309 Eagle St LeMars, Ia. 

Greenburg, Irving 1721 Fulton Ave Bronx, N. Y. 

Griffith, Morgan E 

Grove, Hagen M 8 W. Grace St Richmond, Va. 

Grover, Gill B Tanquer, Va. 

Haden, Russell L Crozete, Va. 

Hanna, Martin J 

Hardin, Eugene R Clinton, N. C. 

Harkness, Carleton a 29 E. Madison St Chicago, III. 

Harris, Benjamin F. . . . , Perryopolis, Penna. 

Hecht, Samuel 596 Green Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Heisel, Clifford N 1449 Madison St Covington, Ky. 

Herring, Alvah L Richmond, Va. 

Hetsler, Orrie I Elkhart, Ind. 

Hoffmann, Leo A Campbellsport, Wis. 

Holmes, Charles K 1613 W. Minehaha St St. Paul, Minn. 

Houser, Harvey C Westfield, III. 

Howard, Everett E Rossville, III. 

Howe, Harry D 176 Victoria Ave Hampton, Va. 

Huffman, Andrew M Tolar, Texas 

Hughes, Eugene M 202 W. 107th St New York, N. Y. 

Humphreys, Frederick B 630 W. 141st St New York, N. Y. 

Hyland, Clarence M 2515 So. 11th St Omaha, Neb. 

Iden, Carroll H Bluemont, Va. 

Jackson, Walter L Care of Baptist Sanitarium Dallas, Texas 

Jacobs, Louis L 1823 Madison Ave Baltimore, Md. 



Johnston, Hans H 339 Pacific Ave Jersey City, N. J. 

Jones, Edward S 170 Woodland Ave Oberling, Ohio 

Kable, William H Woodsboro Frederick Co., Md. 

Kallach, Dudley C U. S. Marine Hospital Portland, Me. 

Kayton, Merle C Main St Wanchula, Fla. 

Kennon, Charles K McRae, Ga. 

Kenny, Herbert F 

KiME, Edwin M 746 Russell St Jackson, Mich. 

KiNER, George Derry, Penna. 

King, Alfred E 182 Main St Watertown, Mass. 

King, Bernard D Warwick, N. Y. 

Kingsbury, Oscar J Nesquehoning, Penna. 

KuMMEL, Max 210 Davis Ave Harrison, N. J. 

Kupelian, Nessib S 92 Carlston St Portland, Me. 

Latiolais, Thomas Breaux Bridge, La. 

Lautenschlager, Thurman H 41 Baldwin St Youngstown, Ohio 

Leonard, George A 89 Circuit Ave Waterbury, Conn. 

Lester, William E Lake View, S. C. 

Lewis, Benjamin J Samsan, Ala. 

LoGUE, James G . 968 Market St Williamsport, Penna. 

Long, Daniel J Chatam, Ala. 

LoNGAKER, Edwin P 1402 N. 16th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

MacDonald, Andrew M 800 12th St., N. E. Washington, D. C. 

McChesney, James W Baldwin, N. Y. 

McCubbin, James B Fulton, Mo. 

McDonald, Charles A 531 No. Keystone Ave Indianapolis, Ind. 

McFadden, Ralph H Chester, S. C. 

McGuiRE, William A 35 So. Grove Ave Oak Park, III. 


Martin, Frank L Mullins, S. C. 

Marvel, Nor\ljlN C 300 W. 49th St. . New York, N. Y. 

Mathesheimer, Jacob L 150 Danforth Ave Jersey City, N. J. 

Maxson, Wilbur B Flemington, N.J. 

May, Edward G 1327 Dorr St Toledo, Ohio 

May, Robert L 

Meehan, Patrick, J 228 Worthan St Lowell, Mass. 

Mendeloff, Morris I Charleston-Konowha, W. Va. 

Meredith, Loren K 1720 Forest Ave Des Moines, Ia. 

Merrill, Charle;s T 231 Raritan Ave New Brunswick, N.J. 

Miller, James A Wylan, Ala. 

Mitchell, Jame;s G 100 Rutlelge St Charleston, S. C. 

Moffitt, George R 1705 No. Front St Harrisbi kg, Penna. 

Morse, Sterne 512 Lathrop St HooxTdX, N. J. 

MousER, Harold K Mahiox, Ohio 

Mueller, Charles R., Jr Mont( lair Ave Detroit, Mich. 

Myers, Ralph E Cobleskill, N. Y. 

Nestley, Edward J 1331 (iHioioM P St C()\ in(,t()N. Ky. 

NicKKLL, Homer L 108 So. MrutKniiY St Hfuw-k k, rnwA. 

NisBET, James 1 221 E. Main St Katox. Ohio 

Oberdorfer, Archie L 402 W. 145th St Xkw Xohk, N. Y. 

O'Neill, Joseph F 1809 \'ixf St Phii.adki.i'hia, Penna. 

Overall, Asa C 316 Woodford St Lwvhkxckiu iu;, Ky. 

Palmer, Nep:ly M 1,kks\ im.k. La. 

Parker, Albert A Pocomokkf City, Md. 

Paynf, Foy C 315 Livixgtox Ave Daviox. Ohio 

Peacock, Cassixs L 395 So. I5l\ d Ati.axta, (Ja. 




Perkins, Clell B Centerburg, Ohio 

Peterson, William C Wilmington, N. C. 

Pilchard, Sewell N Salisbury, Md. 

PoMERANz, Maurice M 1815 Seventh Ave New York, N. Y. 

Preston, Louis J Camsteo, N. Y. 

Pringle, John A Pittsfield, III. 

Ramsey, Alvah Bierkwells, Va. 

Randal, Edward 2004 Broadway Galveston, Texas 

Redding, John L Blifferton, Ind. 

Reed, William S 54 Eliott Ave Yonkers, N. Y. 

Reynolds, Harold I 

Rhode, Solon L Kutztown, Penna. 

Richardson, Henry B 224 Beacon St Boston, Mass. 

Ricketts, Audley W 

RiGG, George A 123 Beltzhoover Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Rivers, Dwight G 

Rivers, Thomas M Jonesboro, Ga. 

RoBBiN, James M 319 W. Montgomery Ave Ashland, Ky. 

RoBBiNs, William J R. F. D. No. 2 Adansville, Ala. 

Roberts, James B Kansas, III. 

Robertson, Alexander F., Jr Staunton, Va. 

Robertson, Charles A Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Robinhold, Adam M 

Robinson, Charles W 342 Washington Ave Memphis, Tenn. 

Rosenthal, Simon H 1109 Monroe St Lynchburgh, Va. 

RosPLocH, Albin Ill Rankins Street Newark, N. J. 

Roth, Walter C Franksville, Wis. 

Rush, Benjamin A 

Russell, Irwin J Port Jefferson, N. Y. 

Ryback, Julius 1050 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Ryder, Raymond H 

Salley, Fitzhugh P 

Sample, Clyde W 

Sanders, Frank 

Satterer, William 

Scharman, Frank B Johnstown, Penna. 


Schneider, Henry M 2970 Colerein Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 

ScHREiBER, Frederick C 500 H St., N. E Washington, D. C. 

Schwartz, Henry J 985 Tiffany St New York, N. Y. 

Scott, David P Ashland, W. Va. 

Scranton, Homer G Albance, Ohio 

Seal, Enoch C Gloster, Miss. 

Sered, Harry 4822 Belleplaine Ave Chicago, III. 

Shamansky, Harry S 135 Watkins St Nelsenville, Ohio 

Shipley, Vincent T 2134 Bolton St . ..Baltimore, Md. 

Shugerman, Harry P Birmingham, Ala. 

Siegler, William J 9915 Beverly Ave Chicago, III. 

Sierakowski, Chester S 15 George St .McKees Rocks, Penna. 

Simpson, John W Athens, Ohio 

Sims, James A 

SissoN, Warren R 270 Bay State Road Boston, Mass. 

Slater, Beniamin J 1416 Lake Ave Rochester, N. Y. 

Sleeppy, Edward E. P 408 May Bldg Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Sloan, Henry L McBain Bldg Roanoke, Va. 

Smith, Frederick J Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Mich. 



Smith, Howard S 209 Mt. Prospect Ave Newark, N. J. 

Snowden, Edgar 1900 So. S St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Spingarn, Marcus G Memphis, Tenn. 

Spivey, George H 

Stern, Louis D Long Island College Hospital Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Stevens, Franklin A Belmont, Iowa 

Stewart, John M Martin, Tenn. 

Stewart, John W Ewing, III. 

Stover, John F 

Stutts, Baldwin S 

Sweeney, John J 

Symonds, Cleon W 130 Wadsworth Ave New York, N. Y. 

Tabenski, Longin 1725 W. 18th St Chicago, III. 

Taulbee, James M Cleveland, Ohio 

Terwillegar, Clyde B 18 W. Robbins St Covington, Ky. 

Thomas, John C 514 W. 8th St Taylor, Texas 

Thomas, Llewelyn I Burnham, Penna. 

Thompson, Raymond L City Hospital Cleveland, Ohio 

Thomson, John W 101 N. Cowen St Garrett, Ind. 

Thornton, Robert A. 43 E. Tompkins St Columbus, Ohio 

Tidmarsh, Henry W Whitmire, S. C. 

Timberlake, Robert E 928 W. Grace St Richmond, Va. 

TiRMAN, Samuel 4 Broome St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Tracey, William W 23 West Ave Norwalk, Conn. 

Trattner, Sidney 

Tunnell, Wilmer S 15th and Dauphin Sts Philadelphia, Pa. 

Vansant, James P Piedmont, Ala. 

Vieslet, Victor P Charleroi, Peintna. 

Vinciguerra, Michael 139 Clifton Ave Neavark, N.J. 

Wade, Hugh W 

Walker, Theron O Care of Boven Co New York, N. Y. 

Waltz, James Brown City, Mich. 

Ward, Daniel W 

Wahinxer, James R. F. D. No. 4 Richmond, Va. 

Wkhster, Joiix C Peck, ^Ik ii, 

Weiss, Sami el 213 Myrtle Ave Brooklyn, X. 

Wells, John B 

Wiialey, Harry E Hampiikx Sidxkv, \'a. 

WiiKEi>()( K, Wahrkx O 220 So. State St ("iiicACio, III. 

WiLiiKii, Ci.Ko I) Grady Hospital \tlaxta, (]\. 

WiLKv, CiiAui.Ks H 4708 W. MoxRoE St Ciik aco, III. 

Wiley. William S ■. Hiusn-i., \'a. 

WlLIOXC, ('la\ KL T (iLKXVILI.H, W. \ a . 

WiLKIXSON, HdliKliT J C. and O. HoSPITAL Ill NTlNCT.iX. W. \ a. 

WlLI,AKD, FkAXK (' ^".). \(;s\ ll.l.K, I'kxxa. 

Williams, Clyde I> ' Hahmdnsui hc, I'i:\\a. 

Williams, Lkstkr J 

WiLsox, Fkkd B 647 3d St Hkwkk. I'iaxa. 

WiLsox, John- W Mvnillv, Miss. 

^V()OD\\ ai;d, Roy IIammoxdsi'du t, X. 

W(,kkmax, Ukltox J WooniM i k, S. C. 

Wkiciit, Lien s, F 82!) W. I'l: \« iitkkk St \ti \\ i \. Ca. 

Wyckofk, Hi lktt St. Likks IIo^i-itm ( in. u.>k III. 

/i;.\iAX, Kkkdkhick I) 17 Spkxckk Pla( k Bhooklyx. X. Y. 





Ei^MENDORF, Grace M 44 West Parade Ave Buffalo, N. Y. 

MacCallum, William G 981 Madison Ave New York, N. Y. 



Smith, Thomas L Red Level, Ala. 


Barnard, Nathaniel Elkins, W. Va. 

Lucas, Archibald R Ponca, Neb. 

Potter, Edmund U Roanoke, Va. 


Adair, James M Lexington, Va. 

Boyd, H. Reed 330 E. Washington St Petersburg, Va. 

Canning, Frank J Cumberland Hill Manville, R. I. 

Cartun, Albert 1545 N. 6th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Cooper, L. N Glenside, Penna. 

Deyton, Thomas W Green Mountain, N. C. 

Doyle, Harold F 14 George St Westerly, R.I. 

Droegkamp, John A 703 15th St Milwaukee, Wis. 

Gormley, Frank P 84 University Ave Providence, R.I. 

Hallam, Curtis W 1458 Park Road, N. W Washington, D. C. 

Klapach, Victor P 881 Broadway So. Boston, Mass. 

Lamb, Harold R Box 30 Greenfield, Mass. 

Lathan, Ernest R 919 Smith St Providence, R. I. 

Loveridge, Leonard E 110 Front St Oil City, Penna. 

Luce, Robert R Scranton, Penna. 

McCoRMicK, Arthur B 825 Main St Washington, D. C. 

McKee, Wilbert 489 Center Ave Pitcairn, Penna. 

Meinhardt, Harry R 302 Wall St Kingston, N. Y. 

Mitchell, Leonard L Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Morrill, Wilber H 1144 Adams St Dorchester, Mass. 

MuENCH, Herbert E Washington, Mo. 

Myers, Dennis A 2833 Girard Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Myhre, Barnard O Cashton, Wis. 

Ruggles, Stewart D 610 Gay St Portsmouth, Ohio 

Ryan, James East Hampton, Mass. 

Stuart, Dale K Stuart, Neb. 

SuTCH, Creston 2638 N. 5th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Williams, John B 109 E. Franklin St Richmond, Va. 

Wood worth, Hallock W Moorhead, Minn. 



Berg, William N Bureau of Animal Industry Washington, D. C. 

Dean, Herbert N United States Army 

Tower, William L , . . . . 




Baker, Elias 102 W. 52d St New York, N. Y. 

Bales, Ernest N 1210 King St Alexandria, Va. 

Barton, AYallace M 12 S. Adams St Petersburg, Va. 

Cameron, Rush Camp Devens, Mass. 

Farley, Philip M 176 E. 85th St New York, N. Y. 

Ferguson, George O 12 N. 10th St Winchester, Va. 

Eraser, Thomas A Onaway, Mich. 

GovoGAN, Edward D 142 Burrough St Bridgeport, Conn. 

Hertz, Carl 592-4 E. 22d St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hunter, Walter S Lawrence, Kan. 

McKnight, Marion F United States Army 

Ordeman, George F 101 W. 3d St Frederick, Md. 

Sampson, Ernest United States Army 

Yoakum, Clarence S University St Oecitim, Texas 


Cole, Gordon M 658 Atlantic St Appleton, Wis. 

Griffin, Charles A ,271 Church St Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Hall, Robert L 11 Prescott Hall Cambridge, Mass. 

Helmick, Homer H 622 Clinton St Defiance, Ohio 

HuLSE, Homer R 160 Cornell Drive Toledo, Ohio 

LoMMEN, Ralph Vernulcon, S. D. 

Marsh, Paul R Hillsboro, Va. 

Thomson, David 614 E. Pearl St Butler, Penn. 



Allen, Eugene S Claremont, Va. 

Clawson, Earl D Hopewell, N. J. 

FoRiiKs, Samuel D 301 C.\meron St Alexandria, Va. 

Strvkick. Lester H 

\'axsAgxew, Robert 


Zinkham, George M. 



Fi.n.v. Mattiikw E HiO Tk.wksski-: Ave., N. E Washington-. I). (\ 

Zaxe, Robert T 821 Sik ond A\ e Dallas. Texas 



BrnNHAM. .Vrthi r W. . 


Dahlkkmi'Kr. William C 117 S. Kith \\ k.. H Tkmi'LE. Texas 



DeBevoise, Charles R. . 


. . . 188 RosEviLLE Ave 

.Newark, N. J. 


Anderson, Alfred W 6733 Bishop St Chicago, III. 

Bunker, Alfred W 506 Belleview Place. . Milwaukee, Wis. 

Mann, James H Malaga, Ohio 



Crawford, Donald S 1220 Park Ave Rochester, N. Y. 

DoNNELL, Philip S 4 Arlington St Cambridge, Mass. 



Anglin, Aaron H Sterling City, Texas 

Lawless, Christopher A 170 South St Morristown, N.J. 

PippY, William Shelby, Mont. 

Stanley, Aubrey A • • ■ • Caledonia, Miss. 

Talmadge, Robert F Campion College Prairie du Chion, Wis. 

OFFICERS' mess hall 


"To qjtofc from Robert Louis Stevenson — To tvrite 
with authoritij about another man we must have fellow- 
j'eeling, and some common ground of experience ivith 
our subject'. 

''In this great war this has been given to all of us, 
whether we serve iu the hospitals ^ over there' or in the 
hospitals at ho)ne. 

^'Thr Xursrs\ I)ictitia)is and Aides of the Base IIos- 
pitah Camp Lee. \'irginia, hare given of their best to the 
needs of those to whom f/iei/ liave cared for and remembered: 

" AVhilc hcrr I strive, as Ijcsf I mai/, 
Sfrainji'rs' long //ours of pain Id citse; 
Diimhh/ I (pie st ion Far air ay 
Lies mp belored even as tlwscY' 


\rilKHINK 11. \1,1.1M)N 
Chi. r.NurM-. A. N. C. 



Out from her home's delightful stillness, 

Out from her own soft, quiet nest, 
She comes — to brave disease and illness. 

And thousand cares — without request; 
To be a sister to a legion 

She does so nobly volunteer. 
Her angel heart, more than religion. 

Impelling her to help — to cheer! 

You see her in her girlhood's flower 

Lean o'er a bed in dead of night, 
And, filled with some strange, mystic power, 

Make Death fly, beaten, out of sight! 
How oft, indeed, when hope is fleeing, 

And science giving up the game 
As lost — the sweetness of her being 

So close, rekindles life's new flame! 

Like Vesta's priestess, she sits listless 

As the still hours pass in the dark. 
Her heart aflame with love resistless, 

Watching Life's tiny, feeble spark; 
Till, under darkness' silent cover 

A flood of strength does win the strife; 
The crisis past, the danger over — 

Another one — loved back to life ! 

How many hearts were saved from breaking. 

How many eyes, in this fair land, 
From burning tears — through her partaking 

In the fight — by her gentle hand ! 
And when the day comes of rewarding 

Those that were bravest of the brave — 
She'll be the foremost; — her recording: 

They lived to kill — she lived to save! 

[ m 1 


E always considered laziness a great virtue. 
But we might say in passing that the Army 
hasn't given us a chance to bring its develop- 
ment to that stage of lassitude and feeling 
of dolce far niente, which, as medical termi- 
nology puts it, has its chief symptom in a constitutional 
inertia. Suffice it to say that we did as much "stalling" 
as possible, after we had been selected as the guys who 
were to delve into the evolutionary 
history of the Nurses' Corps, and we 
finally hit upon the idea of letting 
Miss Reba Wentz — cherubic M'ss 
Wentz — tell the story herself. 

Miss Wentz knows all about it. In 
fact, you might say that she sang lulla- 
bies at the cradle of the Corps, and 
saw it pass through all its successive 
phases of development during sixteen 
long months. But the lady, being 
Assistant to the Chief Nurse, Miss 
C. H. Allison, is very busy, and so 
it was necessary to fall upon sundry 
tactics to get her to sit for the inter- 
view. Then one bright day, our man- 
oeuvres were crowned with success. 

"I understand you have-er — er — " 
we stammered, as we approached a 
charming figure in white standing in 
the door-frame of the little office that 
had been pointed out to us as the 
dwelling-place of enlightenment. 

"If it's aspirin tablets you want, you're in the wrong 
place," the lady in white interrupted us, evidently 
thinking that there was something wrong with our 

We finally came to the core of the mailer, and ex- 
plained the purpose of our mission. Graciously Miss 
Wentz responded to the suggestion, and invited the 
interviewers to take a seat. Yes, she would give us llic 
history of the Nurses' Corps, and so made ready to 
repel a furious fusilade of ((uestions on our pari. As 
she very ajjpropria Icly put it: "One uiay dodge the 
Flu, but oue siu:|ily ran 7 dodge a |)esky reporter." Weiilz has l.een at ihe Base Hospital since 
October, 1!)17. Slie was oi' I he firs! Nurses In arrive 
here, and is thereh.r.^ euiinently filled to trace back the 
history of the organization that lias done such great 
work ill helping lo figlil diseascaiid sickness in this eanip. 

"I wasn't really the first Nurse to arrive here," Miss 
Wentz began. "That honor belongs to Miss Emma 
Burns, who came here on October 5, 1917, being 
later transferred to Ft. Monroe, Hampton Roads, Va. 
During the first few months of our stay here, when 
everything was still in a state of primitive development. 
Miss Burns helped us over many a dreary day by reason 
of her good humor and her tendencies to burlesque. 

My, I don't know what would have 
become of us, if she hadn't livened 
things up here. Not a day passed 
but Miss Burns had some funny sur- 
prise in store for us; barring the 
door to our room with a .skilfully 
woven mesh of threads was one of 
her tricks. 

"But let me tell you about our 
arrival here. October 10, 1917, is 
the historic date on which we landed 
in Petersburg, at the Seaboard Air- 
line Station. We were twelve Nurses 
in all, and we had left Baltimore 
together, with Camp Lee as our 
destination, perhaps as our destiny. 
Not a soul was there to meet us. 
Finally a truck arrived, and we had 
already taken seats, entertaining vis- 
ions of comfortable rooms, baths, 
etc., when orders came that we were 
not to use the truck. Universal wail- 
ing, and everybody relapsed into a 
state of depression. Pre.sently an ambulance arrived 
and we were finally transported to cam]). 

"Here's where our trials and tribulations really 
started. The building in which you see me now was 
not yet finished. No arrangements had been made 
for our accommodation, in fact they could not have 

been made, becau 
(■onstniclioii at I ii 
"We had to ea 

■ Ihe Base 

)si)ital wa 

I under 


, be 


inished. .\n.l the 
and some mess it w 
, Ihe Mess Hall \vl 

■ Mess Hall on the 
\ait until Ihe i)oys 
ve (-....ked our own 
ad no stove, except 
I <lo servi.'c for the 



sanitary arrangenieiils, and taking 
hose little luxuries ue had to take 
sure. .V curtain was drawn before 

1 l^^l I 

the stove, and then a night was set aside for each Nurse 
to take her weekly bath. That joke about the Saturday 
night bath was no joke either. It was a grim fact. 

"And then we started on our jobs. Miss Rebecca 
Stein and I took charge of Ward 21, which was in 
a pitiful state, being dirty and lacking in equipment. 
We quickly brought things to order, and then I was 
transferred to Ward 24, and later to Ward 18, where 
I remained six months. Later I became night super- 
visor, then was occupied on corridor work, after which 
I was put in charge of Ward 33. In September, last 
year, I became Miss Allison's assistant. 

"Two weeks after our arrival more Nurses came to 
this camp, and then there was a steady stream of my 
Red Cross associates. The number of Nurses stationed 
at the Base Hospital usually fluctuated between 150 
and 200. The greatest number of Nurses stationed here 
at one time was 350, during the influenza epidemic. 
There are 192 here at present. 

"Of course, things became better in the course of 
time, and we were soon rather comfortably fixed. 
Additional barracks were built, and all the Nurses were 
well accommodated by the first few months of the 
following year. Four other barracks were added 
to the existing structures in the month of May, 

being situated opposite the original Nurses' Quarters. 

"Entertainment facilities were entirely lacking in 
the beginning. Of course, we resorted to various 
methods to wile away the tedium that was engrossing 
us. Little impromptu dances were arranged in the 
Nurses' Quarters, with an old, wheezy phonograph 
wheedling away at old tunes, and we had to keep close 
to the music box, to get the rhythm of the music. This, 
too, was changed, when the Nurses' Red Cross Building 
was completed, and regular entertainment programs 
could be put up. 

"Up to August, Miss Mary Beecroft was the Chief 
Nurse, and was well liked by everybody. As you know, 
she left with Base Hospital Unit 61 for France in August. 
Miss Catherine Allison has been in charge since. 

"Many changes in the personnel have occurred since 
I have been here. Nurses come and go, and many 
new faces bob up constantly. Many remained just long 
enough to get acquainted, then they were transferred 
elsewhere. Of the original twelve only a few are left. 
These twelve Nurses were: Miss Rebecca Stein; Miss 
Mary Moylan; Miss Goldie Crosh; Miss Charlotte 
Friend; Mrs. Ahce J. Elgin; Miss Laura Shina; Miss 
Kitty Gerber; Miss Mary Elsroad; Miss Katy Apple- 
gate; Miss Lucy Lee Harvey; Miss Marguerite CafSsh. 




^ V ^ 

"While the war was on, many Xurses left for over- 
seas to join various units. They usually went to the 
Nurses' Mobilization Station, Xew York City, from 
where they were sent to France. In this way the 
strength of the Corps had to be replenished all the time. 

"Of course, it was all difficult at first for young- 
women to leave the comfortable surroundings of home, 
and subject themselves to the more or less primitive 
conditions of camp life. But I think we all have 
adjusted ()urse]\ es very well. And, of course, everything 
is well ()ra;miz('d now. With the addition of Recon- 
struction Aides, our returning wounded soldiers are 
getting the best attention and treatment possible. 

"I think w^e've done out bit, and home looks good 
to us," Miss Wentz concluded her recital of her experi- 
ences and the history of the Nurses Corps. 

"What was the most interesting period you spent 
here?" Miss Wentz was asked. 

"The first few months of my work here," she replied 
without hesitation. "Things moved at that time with 
a slow, sure grasp, and one had lots of opportunities 
to do things." 

With that impression we left. The American Red 
Cross Nurses have done things in Camp Lee. Their 
share in the triumphant success of the Big Issue is 
unquestioned. And this is the opinion everywhere. 








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Allison, Catherine H Port Perry, Ontario, Can. 

Beecroft, Mary C Pelham Manor, N. Y. 


Abbott, Lucy B 119 Andover St Andover, Mass. 

Aitken, Mary K Reedsville, Penna. 

Allen, Hettie Tucumcari, N. M. 

Allen, Jeannette 840 Rankin Ave. Lawrence Park, Erie, Penna. 

Alter, Leola Indiana, Penna. 

Ambler, Theresa J 322 Harrison St Lynchburg, Va. 

Anderson, Leila H 108 Cleveland Ave Macon, Ga. 

Andrews, Ellis J West Wareham, Mass. 

Angle, Helen D Hagerstown, Md. 

Antaya, Rosa 11 Spring St Attleboro, Mass. 

Applegate, Edith Baltimore, Md. 

Atkins, Ruth Blackstone, Va. 

Attenhoper, Bertha 113 E. 79th St New York, N. Y. 

August, Rebecca F 1756 Myrtlewood St Philadelphia, Penna. 

AusT, Louise E 63 Falls St Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 

Austin, Ida F Care of Mrs. F. S. Austin, 16 Riggo Place, S. Orange, N. J. 

Bach, Mary L 170 Elm St Holyoke, Mass. 

Baechle, Rose M 630 Poplar St Lancaster, Penna. 

Baker, Fannie M 597 Grand St ., Buffalo, N. Y. 

Balderston, Anna Phcenixville Hospital Phcenixville, Penna. 

Ballow, Gladys Waterville, Ohio 

Barber, Fidelia E Hurlock, Md. 

Barcley, Anna P Paint Rock, Ala. 

Barker, Elizabeth Livingston Manor, N. Y. 

Barker, Lelia B Livingston Manor, N. Y. 

Barnette, Marguerite 1152 Franklin St Johnston, Penna. 

Barnhart, Kindie Care of F. Bergman Nurses Club Monon, Ind. 

Bartlet, Grace L 839 Boylston St Boston, Mass. 

Bass, Katherine E 11 Sykes Ave Weston, Ontario, Can. 

Beall, Edna J Lindsay, Ontario, Can. 

Beall, Elizabeth H 69 Virginia Ave Wheeling, W. Va. 

Beaton, Katherine East Point Prince Edward Island, Conn. 

Becht, Bertha H 414 W. Central Park, W New York, N. Y. 

Beckwith, Clara S 414 Beacon St Boston, Mass 

Beisel, Florence E 811 Virie St LaCrosse, Wis. 

Bell, Harriet A Bentonville Ind. 

Benson, M. Amelia 701 N. First St Titusville, Penna. 

Bergin, Anna M Staunton, Va, 

Bihm, Catharine 319 Third St E. Toledo, Ohio 

BisER, Eloese Sandigan, Frederick, Md. 

Blackwelder, Estelle Concord, N. C. 

Blazey, Olive C Macedon, N. Y. 

Blue, Jean P Raeford, N. C. 

Blumenberg, Annis Okoloma, Miss. 




BoDENHEiMER, Bess R. F. D. No. 3 Winston-Salem, N. C. 

BoHRER, Cla.ra V Lansing, Iowa 

BouRKE, Florence 203 Dallas St Yoakum, Texas 

Bowman, Eleanor H 1019 West Lanvale St Baltimore, Md. 

BowM.\N, Lee Manteno, III. 

BoYCE, IVIargaret .4637 Westminster Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Boyd, Dorothy 151 W. 80th St New York, N. Y. 

Boyd, Sola J Gastonia, N. C. 

Boyle, IVIarie C 449 N. Penn Ave Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Boyle, Rose N Astoria, Ore. 

Bradfield, Jull\ 400 Hill St La Grange, Ga. 

Brady, jV£\ry 418 Clermont Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Bransfield, Mary E 826 Howard Ave New Haven, Conn. 

Breen, Anne M. C . .463 E. 135th St New York, N. Y. 

Brennan, Helen Hotel Moore, c7o Mrs. T. Madison, .. Millsboro, Penna. 

Breslin, May C Grifton, Penna. 

Brixler, Cecilia H M\roa, III. 

Brodhun, Elizabeth H R. F. D. No. 2 Dallas, Penna. 

Brokhaw, Maude 1460 W. 81st St Cleveland, Ohio 

Brooks, Lora A 500A Cater Ave St. Louis, Mo. 

Brown, Agnes R. F. D. No. 1 Howard City, Mich. 

Brown, Elizabeth S Proffit, Va. 

Brown, Em-\l\ E. 403 W. Ma n St Springfield, Ohio 

Brown, Geneva Bedford City, Va. 

Brown, Helen C 403 W. Main St Springfield, Ohio 

Brown, Myrtle R. F. D. No. 1 Sivermore, Ky. 

Browne, Octavlv 352 Wilbur Ave Columbus, Ohio 

Bruton, Frances 207 W. Lincoln Ave Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Bunting, May A Care of Mrs. M. Max, Sea Breeze ToTTEm iLLE, 

Staten Island, N. Y. 

Burn, Mary E 1052 Cherry St Norristown, Penna. 

BuRTiN, Florence 81 Julius St Hartford, Conn. 

Burtman, Malinda H Lester Prairie, Minn. 

BvEus, Lenora E 853 Wayne Ave Indiana, Penna. 

Byrxe, Emma 212 Harriet St Evansville, Ind. 

Byrne, Isabelle 102 Bluehill Ave Milton, Mass. 

Calflisch, Margaret Union City, Penna. 

Callahan, ]\L\ry E 30 Bridge St New London, Coxx. 

Callaway, Sallie M ^'ALLEv Lek, St. .AI.vhv's Co., Md. 

Calvert, Edna S 714 Penx Bldg Piiil.\i)i;m'iil\, Pknna. 

Camblas, Jacqueline 30S Wiij.iam St Ohanck, N. .1. 

Cameron, Ethel (inAiiAM, \'a. 

Capp, Edith 650 Ferxwood Ave Toliodo, Ohio 

Cakdwell, Cora A Greenwood, Miss. 

Car(;ill, Mauv (i Charleston, W. Va. 

Carr, Rebecca 148 Tokoxto St B.vkhikh, Ontahio, Cax. 

Carroll, Ellen 71 Mt. \ krn().\ St idgkfiki.i) Park. N.J. 

Carroll, Gertkude Ha( ink, ^^ is. 

Cahsox, Mary J Vaij.kv St DcHoistowx, I'knw. 

Carver, Agnes E 37H Diw Ave Ciikmot. Omk. 

Cassidy, Alecia a 130 K. I22i) St New Vouk. N. V. 

Cassin, Katherine W 

Caster, Rhuie D 911 W. .Vr( ii St Portland, Ixd. 

Chaddock, Laura S S. M. Hospital (Jm nd \ i.i:. . \.\. 

Chadwick, Amelia 11 Florel St Law ri ni i.. Mass. 

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Chamblin, Anna D Bluemont, Va. 

Charlton, M. E R. F. D. No. 3 Brantford, Ontario, Can. 

Clever, Martha Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y. 

CoHEA, Lola E 525 So. Pearl St Havannah, III. 

Cole, Annie H 121 Union St Petersburg, Va. 

Cole, Olive Claremont, Va. 

Coleman, Blanche 205 Madison Ave Flushing, N. Y. 

Collins, Helen H 704 Lilly Ave Columbus, Ohio 

Collins, Kathryn 409 Clay Ave Scranton, Penna. 

CoLWELL, Anna M 100 West St Lowell, Mass. 

CoNANT, Anna L Groton, Mass. 

CoNLON, Mary N 214 Milliken St Lead, S. D. 

Cook, Marion M Care of Mrs. E. Howard Cobden, Ontario, Can. 

CooKsoN, Lillian S Waterville, Conn. 

Cooper, Cathlena A 20 Clenton Place Utica, N. Y. 

CoRvisH, Eva G 600 Jay St Elmira, N. Y. 

Cotton, Dora H Melrose, Mass. 

Council, Mathilde 318 Van Ness St San Antonio, Texas 

Cowling, Margaret B Greenwood, Va. 

Cox, Mabel C Hyde Park, Mass. 

Crane, Helen Post Graduate Hospital Chicago, III. 

Cresswell, Winifred A Bingham, Mass. 

Crosse, Celia M 171 Madison Ave New York, N. Y. 

Crowley, M. Josephine 24 Dartmouth St Malden, Mass. 

Culhane, Anna F 205 Park Ave Schenectady, N. Y. 

Daley, Geraldine M 565 Norwood Ave Toledo, Ohio 

Daley, Lorene N 505 N. Main St Waterbury, Conn. 

Dallard, Ethel R 6949 Hamilton Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Daly, Sara E .Turgen P. O New Brunswick, Conn. 

Danley, Geneva M Baltimore, Md. 

Davidson, Myrtis Auburndale, Mass. 

Davis, Bertha E Westerly, W. Va. 

Davis, Lelia R 476 Wilder St Lowell, Mass. 

Davis, Margaret R. F. D. No. 5 Culpeper, Va. 

Davis, Rose V Weston, W. Va. 

Day, Effie S Rockford, III. 

Deitrich, Laura B Malinta, Ohio 

Deitrick, Katie E 102 N. Granby St Richmond, Va. 

Delaney, Elizabeth F 446 10th St Troy, N. Y. 

DeLang, Annie E 

Dennington, Jeannette 2022 N. Charles St Baltimore, Md. 

DePey, Florence A 

DeSay, Martha G Holton, Ind. 

De Sherrick, Nellie F Zanisville, Ohio 

De Shong, Edna Garrett, Penna. 

Des Jardines, Clara Box 314 Jewett City, Conn. 

Dettra, Sara Oaks, Penna. 

Detwiler, Kathryn S 3201 W. Penn St., Queen Lane Manor. .Philadelphia, 


Deutschbein, Elsa 108 16th St Newport, Ky. 

Dill, Eliza B Dilltown, Penna. 

DiLTS, Myrtle M Marchand, Penna. 

Donnelly, Elizabeth Upper Montclair, N. J. 

Donovan, Nona Doughlaston, L. L, N. Y. 

Dernblaser, M. Elizabeth Mill Hall, Penna. 

DooRSKY, Henrietta 

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DouGL.\s, LuciLE V 629 Raleigh Ave Norfolk, Va. 

Drescoll, KliTHLEEN 550 50th St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Dreyer, Georgetta T West Chester, Penna. 

Driscoll, Anna E 515 W. Seneca St Ithaca, N. Y. 

Driver, Madge A Beaa'er Dam, Va. 

DuGAN, Florence M Chicago, III. 

DuGuiD, Mattie Oakdale, III. 

DuFFEY, Catherine Ida 745 S. Congress St Jackson, Miss. 

Duffy, Gertrude 166 Plane St Newark, N. J. 

DuNL.\p, Alverda L West Alex.\ndria, Penna. 

DUNLO, K.\therine P 

Duval, Marie A 29 Piedmont St Worcester, Mass. 

Ebaugh, Rosalie 2401 E. York St Phil.\delphl\, Penna. 

Eberhart, Marion 3524 W. 63d Place Chicago, III. 

Eckert, Florence M 

Edwards, ]\£\ry L 1300 Moran Ave Norfolk, Va. 

EiPPER, Edna 860 E. State St Marshall, Mich. 

Elgin, Alice H Care of C. M. Hosale, White Hall. . Baltimore, Md. 

Eller, Olive Bloomfield, N. J. 

Elliott, Anna M Pikeville, Ky. 

Ellsroad, Ella 108 Woodl.\wn Rd Baltimore, Md. 

Ellwanger, Carolyn E 802 Jefferson Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Emery, Edith M Rosebud, S. Dak. 

English, Harriet 319 B St E. Hutchison, Kan. 

Ervin, Elizabeth E Letart Falls, Ohio 

Evans, Louise E Chicago, III. 

Falil, Elenore Sheboygan Falls, Wis. 

Falkenburg, Grace M 10 Wall St Neav York, N. Y. 

Falker, Nina M R. F. D. No. 2 Canastota, N. Y. 

Fannier, Mae A 39 5th Ave Roanoke, Va., Bess J 5Tn St Delphas, Ohio 

Feazel, Mary I c/o M. Stewart, 622 Porage St South Bend, Ind. 

Fenner, Elizabeth H 291 Walton Rd South Orange, N. J. 

Fife, Ella K Charlottsville, Va. 

Fisher, Magdalex C 2144 Kendel Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 

Fitzgerald, Emily B Petersburg, Va. 

Fitzgerald, Margaret 20 Alvoid Ave Chicopen, Mass. 

Fitzpatrick, a. Grace Care of M. Kerneti, P. O. Milk St Boston, Mass. 

Flemixc;. Flora F Box No. 44 R. F. D. No. 3 Twin Falls, Idaho 

Flvxx, .Ioiiaxxa 230 Leland Ave Toledo, Ohio 

F()r)TK, ('ak')Lvx C Chicago, III. 

Ford, Wixxik Vsi.kta, Tkxas 

FoRTi Irmv 45 Bartlett St Vshmijj;, X. C. 

Foster, .Jiovsik 14 Allston St Dorche.ster, Mass. 

Fox, Hilda Huntington W. Va. 

For, Cora I. Morgaxstox. X. C. 

Krkkmax Sarah Wirn mi'Ka. Ala. 

Frkllskx, Elizametii M St. Chaki.ks, III. 

Frkv, Ei,s\ S 2!):5!) Svn'deniiam St Qi akkrtow \. Pknna. 

Frkv, K\tiii;ui\i.; 7S;5(i Uklkast St Xkw Oki.kws, La. 

Frikxi), Ch \klottk Kilo I.ixdkx .Vvk Um.timouk, Md. 

Fri st, Fii.i.ivx F Wi>t Xkwton. M \ss. 

Gaardsmok, Care of Mrs. Sexton Wii.i.ow X. Dak. 

(Jale, Cora 1) Delta, ()\t\uio. Can. 

Gallagher, Hrii)(;kt 828 E. Patterson St Samdkd, Fiaxa. 



Garkosky, Victoria E 447 E. Union St Tamaqua, Penna. 

Garretson, Margaret 

Gassaway, Florence L Box No. 1495 Charlestown, W. Va. 

Gaster, Mary V Wehrun, Penna. 

Geiger, Edith Hebron, Ohio 

Geiger, Ethel Hebron, Ohio 

George, Anna Care op Mrs. B. Seeon Mountair, N. M. 

Gerber, Kittie 308 Walnut Ave Greensburg, Penna. 

Gerken, Anna ll'iS Virginia Ave Fairmount, W. Va. 

Gevige, Anna L Philadelphia, Penna. 

GiBBs, Anna Tompkinsville, S. I., N. Y. 

GiBLiN, Lola Ing, III. 

Gibney, Anna P 748 N. Main Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Gibson, Evelyn F 361 W. Market St York, Penna. 

Giertsen, Marguerite 20 Eagle St Scotia, N. Y. 

Gxlboy, Mary A 45 N. Grant St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

GiLROY, Sarah J Dorchester, Mass. 

Glenn, Margaret 129 Thayer St Providence, R. I. 

Gleeson, Charlotte 159 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Gochenour, Olive K York Springs, Penna. 


Gordon, Ethel A 670 E. 220 h St New York, N. Y. 

GosTER, Mary V Indiana, Penna. 

Grames, Margaret E 2118 Maplewood Ave Toledo, Ohio 

Graves, Daisy S R. F. D. No. 2, P. O. Box 32 Blacksburg, Va. 

Gray, Annie M Strathgla s Farm Portchester, N. Y. 

Gray, Louis " 101 Chauncey Ave New Rochelle, N. Y. 

Gray, Myrtle O 1741 Philadelphia St Indiana, Penna. 

Greene, Mary L Hot Springs, Ark. 

Grey, Margaret 82 Witherspoon St Princeton, N. J. 

Griffin, Madge : Springfield, III. 

Griffith, Florence M 291 Buffalo St Hamburg, N. Y. 

Grimes, Margaret R 221 North St McDonald, Penna. 

Grippo, Dixie Charlottsville, Va. 

Grosh, Golden Mercersburg, Penna. 

Gruel, Anna Hobart, Ind. 

GuNN, Margaret A 129 Thayer St Providence, R. I. 

GusTAFAN, Selena M 

GuYMER, Edna I ^ Rochester, N. Y. 

Haan, Jeannette Cottonwood, Idaho 

Haas, Elizabeth M 602 N. 6th St Allentown, Penna. 

Hagelwide, Lillian B 85 Main St Kingston, N. Y. 

Haile, Kate S Chatham, Va. 

Hall, Beulah E : McComb, Miss. 

Hall, Mabel V 4903 N. Winchester Ave Chicago, III. 

Hall, Nellie B Newberry, Mich. 

Hall, Sadie J 817 Pearl St Ottawa, III. 

Halligan, Annie M Brookline, Mass. 

Hamilton, Anna J 311 W. Main St Grove City, Penna. 

Hand, Ella 2104 College Ave Indianapolis, Ind. 

Hannabrey, Mabel D R. F. D. No. 1 S. Charlestown, Ohio 

Happoldt, Mae A 15 Judith St Charleston, S. C. 

Harger, Edith M Perrysburg, Ohio 

Hargrave, Pattie Wakefield, Va. 

Haroley, Lucy L 4008j^ Roland Ave Baltimore, Md. 

Harris, Alice C Oak St Westwood, Mass. 



Harrison, Lillie 716 ]\L\in St DAmiLLE, Va. 

Hartstock, EMiL\ L Liberty, Penna. 

Hastings, Laura 700 E. Van Trees St Washington, Ind. 

Hatcher, Bell S 451 Duncan Ave ]\L\con, Ga. 

Heard, Jane » Elberton, Ga. 

Heberling, Lila Panther, Penna. 

Hecht, Felicita Lynchburg, Va. 

HEiiL\N, Carolyn Canesorage, Allegany. Co., N. Y. 

Hendrickson, Minerva 1214 Loomis St Rockford, III. 

Henley, Grace A ll^ Highland Ave Winchester, Mass. 

Henneberger, Zula 1'211 Fairmount Ave Washington, D. C. 

Henning, Helen 459 S. Olden Ave Trenton, N. J. 

Henrick, Louise 1610 E. ;^L\IN St Merrill, Wis. 

Herman, Nellie G State College, Penna. 

Herrett, EM^L\ R 1451 Tremont St Boston, ]VL\ss. 

Hess, Freda Harrison Valley, Penna. 

Hestes, Anna R. F. D. No. 4 Louisa, Va. 

Heuberger, Bertha U 3646 Chestnut St Phil.\delphl\, Penna. 

Heywood, Anna M 416 E. Main St Girardville, Penna. 

Hicks, Eva Inverneas, Fl. 

Highfield, M\bel 91'-2 Madison Ave Covington, Ky. 

Hinton, Frances Pottstown, Penna. 


HoGAN, Roberta 1613 W. jVL\in St Richmond, Va. 

Holder.\l\n, Bessie M Kinsgton, Ohio 

HoLZBACHER, Edith 1037 Studer Ave Columbus, Ohio 

Hosted, Mary 500 AL^gnoll^ Ave Pittsburg, Tenn. 

HosTEs, Marion M 12th and Hudson Sts New York, N. Y. 

Howard, Ida M 2920 Indlvna Ave Chicago, III. 

Hoy, Elizabeth 332 W. College Ave State College, Penna. 

Hubenthal, Rachel M 1026 24th St Ogden, Utah 

Huff, Katherine Schaffer, N. Dak. 

Hughes, Margaret 5 W. Church St Frederick, Md. 

Hummer, Blanche A Frederick, Md. 

Humphrey, Marion L Boston, Mass. 

Hunter, Marguerite Table Grove, III. 

Hurd, Mabel 202 Vine St Waterloo, Iowa 

HuRLBUTT, Carolyn 1280 Pacific St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hurst, Anna L Kilmahxock, Va. 

HuTCHEox, Mary E Milton, W. Ontahio. Can. 

Inge, Hallie V South Rk iimoxd, Va. 

Irvixe, Mary Palxyha, Oni vhio, ("ax. 

Jacoissox, Amf.lia 8148 Ascomb Ave Chk aco. 111. 

Jacksox, Elizabeth M Black Rivkb, N. Y. 

Jacksox, Mac;i)alexe Jackson, Ala. 

James, Martha 1002 E. Prkstox St Baltimore, Md. 

Jameson, Elhik D 3907 Ave Baltimore, Md. 

Jarvie, Jannp:t R Buffalo, N. Y. 

Jeffrp:y, Lucy W New Canton, Va. 

Jerdoxe, Anna TrrKi:n Swxtohhm Richmond, Va. 

JoAQUix, Bessie A R. F. I). Xo. 4 Adalaide, Cal. 

JoHXsox, Carrie M R. F. D. No. 4, Box 115 Washixgtox. Ixd. 

JoFixsox, Ellen E Box 58 I'roc toh, \'t. 

JoHxsox, XiXA B Dkxvkh. Colo. 


JoHXsox. WiLMA -M 8626 .\berdixe St Ciik aco. Jll. 



Johnston, Helen K 526 1st St Albany, N. Y. 

Jones, Irene I Charlottsville, Va. 

Jones, Nora E 

Jones, Theresa C 1038 Washington St Indiana, Penna. 

Kagey, Merle Wyers Cave, Va. 

ICaler, Loretta Rantoul, III. 

Kasson, Violet M Ulster, Penna. 

Kaufman, Julia 1 23 Park Ave Westminster, Md. 

Kearney, Anna L Haydenville, Mass. 

Keene, Adalaide K 54 W. 90th St New York, N. Y. 

Kehler, Lottie P Locust Dale, Penna. 

Keiser, Elsie L 637 Market St Ashland, Penna. 

Kelly, Myrtle L 1460 W. 81st St Cleveland, Ohio 

Kelly, Rhoda East Freedom, Penna. 

Kennedy, Doris Clinton, Mich. 

Kerr, Bessie V 2024 Putnam St Toledo, Ohio 

KiRBY, Elizabeth E New York, N. Y. 

Klase, Nancy J Covington, Va. 

Krick, Sara E 106 Douglas St Reading, Penna. 

Kudleck, Elsie 

KuHRTz, Otillie L Ellis Grove, III. 

KuLL, Emily P 28 Brainard St Phillipsburg, Penna. 

La Gasse, Ida A No. 6 Crown St Worciiester, Mass. 

Laipple, Wilhelmina Cadiz Pike Bridgeport, Ohio 

Lange, Matilda E Blackville, S. C. 

Laureault, Kathleen R. F. D. No. 2 Staunton, Va. 

Lee, Mary Gilbert, La. 

Ledder, Jessie P Walla Walla, Wash. 

Leion, Sarah T New London, Conn. 

Lessler, Louise C 7 Hickory St Richmond Hill, L. I., N. Y. 

Levy, Henrietta 119 Wentworth St Charleston, S. C. 

Liberty, Anna D 10 South State St Concord, N. H. 

LiERs, Louise Chicago, III. 

Lilly, Lucy M Lawson, Md. 

LiNDBERG, Ruth C Homer, N. Y. 

LisEC, Carolyn L 27 Plainfield Ave Lynbrook, N. Y. 

LoRAH, Margaret E Boyertown, Penna. 

Lord, Eva M Springfield, Mass. 

LoRiNs, Olga E E. Liverpool, Ohio 

Louis, Olga E 1288 Summit St Aliance, Ohio 

Love, Lura H 114 N. Henderson Ave Dallas, Texas 

LoYD, Edna K Burghill, Ohio 

Ludlam, Anna M Cratton, Penna. 

Lynch, Agnes C Mildred, Penna. 

Lyon, Maggie L Blue Springs, Miss. 

MacKelcan, Dorothy C 36 Eaton Place East Orange, N. J. 

Mackenzie, Ethel 94 College St Ashville, N. C. 

MacRoberts, Margaret 5922 Bellona Ave Gorans, Md. 

MacTier, Margaret R 1312 Maple Ave S. W. Roanoke, Va. 

MacTier, Mary 1312 Maple Ave S. W. Roanoke, Va. 

McCaffrey, Mary 103 Diamond St Kingston, N. Y. 

McCauley, Georgie 822 Maple Ave Findlay, Ohio 

McClain, Bertha H 54 McCracken Ave Newport, Ky. 

McCoRMiCK, Elsie L 1206 Inarries St Charlestown, W. Va. 

McDonald, Matilda 29 Beacon Ave Holyoke, Mass. 

McEachern, Annie E New York, N. Y. 



McEvER, Birdie New York, N. Y. 

MrEvER, Elizabeth D New York, N. Y. 

McGiLL, ]\L\RJE 461 Fourth Ave Newark, N.J. 

McGixLEY, Ruth M i'il Hali.exback Ave Par.sons, Penista. 

McGreal, ]\L\rgaret T 31 Wrextham St Ashmont, Mass. 

McGregor, Ol.\ S Anderson, S. C. 

McGuire, Catherine J 30 Woodbridge St New Lont)on, Conn. 

McInnes, Helen 1930 Belmont St Rockford, III. 

McIntyre, Janf, L Berlin, Penna. 

McKiNSTRY, M. Irene Coolspring, Penna. 

McLachlan, Isabel Cincinnati, Ohio 

McLeod, Marie 712 Breslow St Bellville, III. 

McMahon, Mary G 359 E. 137th St New York, N. Y. 

McManus, Margaret H 622 Webster St Ottawa, III. 

McM\STER, Jennie 2317 Brozos St Houston, 

McNally, Edith M ..105 E. 6th St Wilmington, Del. 

McPherson, Helen 51 Chestnitt St Bingiiampton, N. Y. 

McSherry, Helen B Rohwa Ave Westfield, N. J. 

IVIagnusson, Lydia E Marine Mills, Minn. 

jNLahan, jVLarg.aret L 7222 Ellis Ave. Chicago, III. 

]\L\HER, jVLary T 7226 Zemple St New Orleans, La. 

Maichel, Pauline T 4331 Montgomery St Oakland, Cal. 

Maine, Henrietta D Lyro, Nelson Co., Va. 

jNLaloney, :VLary E. C Box No. 262 Troy, Penna. 

IVLaloney, Nellie C 

Manning, Isabelle Sommersville, Mass. 

IVLarks, Nellie C Ilwaco, Wash. 

Marsh, Mary E 140 21st St Warwood, W. Va. 

Marston, Vera 

Martin, Roxildo 805 Campbell Ave Hamilton, Ohio 

Masbach, Stephaxe Baltimore, Md. 

IVIason, Florence 541 Wall St Shreveport, La. 

Masse, Lucia 

Matthews, E.sther M 718 Bershire Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Matthews, Norila New Holstein, Wis. 

Maxwell, ^Mildred Cygnet, Ohio 

May. \]V]\\ ¥ Kinston, N. C. 

Mavlam), Mary B Care of "The Cecil" Washington, D. C. 

Mays, Lkla K Vftox. Va. 

^NIelby, Elizabeth Blooming Praii;!!;. Mi\\. 

Melvix. Ella M Mixooka, l'i;\x\. 

Mercer, Martha Quinca, Mass. 

Merrill, Edith E 92 Grand St New Britain, Cow. 

:\Iewsiiax, Leonora P liowii-., >L). 

Meyers, Mabel 

]\Iifka, Paulixe R Prix( i; (iKoRci;, Va. 

MiHiLLs, Mildred M Ciik viai, Ii.i.. 

MiLBURN, Florence Portner Apts Wash i \(;t(>\. I). C. 

Miller, Edna V Cm't.w, W. \ 

MoxK, Myrtle L Ki.kuidck. Md. 

MoxROE, C. Ethel ^^■^:s■|■|>( >rt, Md. 

MoxTA(;rE. Adelaide 3111 N. St., N. W Wasiiin(;t(.n, 1). C. 


MoRAX, .Vgxes Soi Tii 1{k\i), Ind. 

MoRAN, Mary M Newark, N.J. 

MoRAN, Ruth City Point, Va. 

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Morris, Grace M Gal^^burg, III. 

Mueller, Elizabeth Price Hill Cincinnati, Ohio 

MuiR, Bessie R St. Josephs, La. 

Muirhead, Eva M 42 Bailey Rd Watertown, Mass. 

Mullen, Julia 375 E. 137th St Bronx, N. Y. 

Munro, Josephine 

Murphy, Anna N 38 Apsley St., Germantown Philadelphia, Penna. 

Murphy, Katie 630 Poplar St Lancaster, Penna. 

Murphy, Lizzie B Bartow, Ga. 

Murphy, Mary Z 85 Center St Worchester, Mass. 

Murphy, Rosella C 925 N. Wyoming Ave .Scranton, Penna. 

Murphy, Sara Mary St Bordentown, N. J. 

MuTCHLER, Ruth C 524 S. Wayne St Fremont, Ohio 

Myers, Mamie K Broadway, Va. 

Neason, C. Mary Lewistown, Penna. 

Neff, Kathryn M 337 S. Pierce St Lima, Ohio 

Neith, Violet E Jamaica, N. Y. 

Nelson, Bertha Baltimore, Md. 

Neville, L. Vanetta 132 W. Woodruff St Toledo, Ohio 

Nevin, Esther 575 Congress St Troy, N. Y. 

Nevins, Loretta 287 Main St. . . Williamantic, Conn. 

Newton, Beulah 1268 Cummings St Memphis, Tenn. 

Newton, Hattie Waycross, Ga. 

NoRRis, Hattie V Roanoke, Va. 

Nottingham, Helen M 1008 W. Lanvale St Baltimore, Md. 

Noyes, Harriett D Hepner, Ore. 

O'Brien, Katharine 1304 N. 18th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

O'Brien, Lillian Shelbyville, Mo. 

O'Brien, Mary J 1251 F. St., N. E Washington, D. C. 

Oden, Lydia M 2104 Huey St McKeesport, Penna. 

Ogilvie, Alice D Springfield, Mass. 

O'Laughlin, Nora C 156 Eastern Ave Worcester, Mass. 

O'Neill, Catherine V 38 Gilbert St Pittsfield, Mass. 

OsTROM, Louise 619 W. 127th St New York, N. Y. 

OviNGTON, Katherine 159 N. 6th St Steubenville, Ohio 

Owens, L. May Greenwood, Del. 

Page, Marion S. J 339 S. 2d Ave Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Palmer, Edna G Plateville, Wis. 

Parker, M. Alberta 21 Greenough Place, Newport, Hamilton Co. 

Nova Scotia, Can. 

Patterson, Rhoda 1607 Tuscarawas St West Canton, Ohio 

Pearse, Jessie J Rushville, Ind. 

Pearson, Blanche McLeon, Va. 

Perry, Edith V Park St Charlottsville, Va. 

Perry, Mary A Ill 5th St., S. E Washington, D. C. 

Peterson, Margaret M. C Weston, W. Va. 

Petry, Flora 335 Mallaway Ave Columbus, Ohio 

Petry, Marie 335 Gallaway Ave Columbus, Ohio 

Pettifer, Nellie G White Pigeon, Mich. 

Pettit, Geneva Port Chester, N. Y. 

Pettus, Nell E Gray Summit Franklin Co., Mo. 

Phifer, Pearl Bessemer City, N. C. 

Pielage, Henriette Minster, Ohio 

Pierce, Iva 1 49 Northampton Rd Amhurst, Mass. 

Polenska, Helen E 21 Vernon Ave Rockville, Conn. 

Pore, Florence Mt. Pleasant, Penna. 



Potter, Edith M 428 Curry Ave Lexington, Ky. 

Price, Eliza N Gala, Ga. 

Prince, jVIabel E 151 E. Durham, St., Mt. Airy. . . . Phil-\delphl\, Penna. 

Prissler, Meta V Ottawa, III. 

Pritchard, Ruth Nasseau, Bahama Isl.\nd 

Propsom, Pauline Sturgeon Bay, Wis. 

Proud, Ethel M Boston, jVL\ss. 

PuRCELL, Bertha Chicago, III. 

QuiMBY, Jennie C 215 Howard St Bridgeport, Ohio 

Quinton, ]VL\rtha 687 Jefferson Ave Camden, N.J. 

Rader, Nettie S Circleville, Ohio 

Raibourn, Louise 116 Blackford Ave Evansville, Ind. 

Rainey, Edith Stonewall, Pamlico Co., N. C. 

Raither, Lillian E 1821 Jefferson St Baltimore, Md. 

Randall, Ethel Box No. 10 Butler, N.J. 

Raport, Sophl\ T 980 County St New Bedford, Mass. 

Rathbun, Cl.\ra H Suffern, N. Y. 

Ray, Joan Hobson, Mont. 

Redding, Glo N 1812 Pearcy Ave Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Reed, Jennie M White Cottage, Ohio 

Reinecke, Lucy A 9 Parkside Apts Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Reiner, Anne M 602 N. 4th Ave Washington, Iowa 

Reinoehl, jVL\y E 1918 I St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Reithmeier, Julia D Gera, Mich. 

Rexfew, Alice D 240 Park Ave Patterson, N. J. 

Reynolds, Charlotte Monti Alti, Penna. 

Reynolds, ]VL\ry L Harriston, Ontario, Can. 

Rich, Florence R. F. D. No. 4 Morristown, Penna. 

Rick, Dora 1005 Waverly Ave Toledo, Ohio 

Rickets, Nina Leetha, Idaho 

RiGSBY, IvA G La Follette, Tenx. 

Rinker, Mabel 1 232 East North St Bethlehem, Penna. 

RisLEY, ]VL\rguerite E 21 W. Preston St Baltimore, Md. 

Robarge, Flora E Cathro, Mich. 

Robbs, Mae Goffney, S. C. 

Roberts, Margaret M 5922 Bellona Ave Gorans, Md. 

Robertson, Allison R 9541 Winchester Ave Chicago, III. 

Robertson, Frances E 908 Grant St Silver City, N. M. 

Robertson, Jessie K Southern Ave Cleveland, Ohio 

Robertson, Ruth I Richmond, Va. 

RoDDEY, Harriet 6 Broad St ("hahlotte, N. C. 

Rodman, SYL\ rA A 1516 East St Honksdalk, Pexxa. 

Rof;(;KXKA\ii', Carolyx M 322 W. Kerr St Tit( s\ ilm:, Pkxxa. 

Ross, (;ha( f. 1 232 High St Ridcway. Pexxa. 

Rowley. Florexce C Com.hhook 1{i\ kr, Conn. 

RoYCE, Olivio M 169 Prospect St, Conn. 

Ruck.max, Mabel P 2212 Chaplain St Wii W. Va. 

Rude, Elizabeth S Box 227 II wiiu uc, \. J. 

Rupp, Gertri'de J 411 Arctic .V\e Vtlantk City, N.J. 

Russioll, Ciiristixe ('\i\s\(ii \. I'knxa. 

RrssELL, Pearl E S. Asii lu hmi Mass. 

Ryax, Mary H Mt. Aubuuton Ci\( ixwti, Ohio 

Sadler, Eva M R. F. D. No. 2 Ai/iooxs, I'knxa. 

Sands, Ixa H Suite 8, Nelson Court >'ax< or\ Can. 

Saville, Ji DiTii Lkxin(;ton, \'a. 

Scum TF.K, Jkssik M 33 Bexxett St Bi ffalo. X. V. 



Schmidt, Elenora 3017 Presstman St Baltimore, Md. 

ScHMiTT, Esther Moundbridge, Kan. 

Schmitt, Mary M 613 N. Silver St Olney, III. 

Schneider, Florentine 26 W. Green St Nanticoke, Penna. 

ScHROEDER, Clara E 1001 N. 12th St Leavenworth, Kan. 

ScHROEDER, LouisE S 2434 Clifton Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 

Scott, Jennie C Polno, III. 

Seccombe, Sara West Hill Petersburgh', N. H. 

Seneff, Lillian French Lick, Ind. 

Sessler, Louise K Richmond Hill, L. L, N. Y. 

Sesson, Ruth 5535 Maple Ave St. Louis, Mo. 

Setley, Anna M 1205 Esplanade St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Shad WICK, Martha C Chatsworth, Cal. 

Shaffer, Floy L 1151 Grant St Indiana, Penna. 

Shank, Clara E Mangansville, Md. 

Shank, Elizabeth Empire, Mich. 

Shea, Elizabeth 552 Wabash Ave Toledo, Ohio 

Sheets, Josie L Clifton Forge, Va. 

Shetter, Carrie Z 15 N. 15th St Harrisburg, Penna. 

Shields, Emma C Marietta, Penna. 

Shields, Gertrude Chauncey, Ohio 

Shinn, Laura B 1814 N. Broadway Baltimore, Md. 

Shively, Elizabeth J Waynesboro, Penna. 

Silvernale, Ruth F Millerton, N. Y. 

Simpson, May R. F. D. No. 6 Salina, Kan. 

Siple, Ethel M 140 Millbank Ave Greenwich, Conn. 

Sjoblom, E. Elizabeth 36 Halstead St East Orange, N. J. 

Skelton, Elizabeth E 136 Larimer Ave Turtle Creek, Penna. 

Slaughter, Mildred 618 E. Market St Louisville, Ky. 

Small, Blanche North Teure, Mass. 

Smith, Eleanor C 115 Broadway New York, N. Y. 

Smith, Harriet E 2816 Idell St Los Angeles, Cal. 

Snaw, Ethel M 120 Claremont Ave New York, N. Y. 

Snider, Moss Pleasanton, Kan. 

Snodgrass, Annette Mercy Hospital Denver, Colo. 

Snodgrass, Elizabeth Meadow View, Va. 

Snyder, Gertrude K 318 S. 15th St Harrisburg, Penna. 

SoMERViLLE, Annie 556 Dean St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

SoMMER, SoPHLv 542 W. 126th St ' New York, N. Y. 

Spacht, Marie Eaton, Ohio 

Spaugh, Hattie 1336 Madison Ave Memphis, Tenn. 

Spence, Florence J 11 West 26th St Wilmington, Del. 

Springer, Elsie J Wayville, Wis. 

Staniford, Mabel 800 N. Fulton Ave Baltimore, Md. 

Stanley, Elanore 4169 Warner St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Stanton, Agnes M 661 E. 118th St Cleveland, Ohio 

Steen, Rebecca Columbus Hospital Columbus, Miss. 

Stiles, Edith 52 Saunder St Whitehall, N. Y. 

Stockheimer, May 551 W. 185th St New York, N. Y. 

Stoeffler, Rose A 24 Fenhurst Place Richmond Hill, L. L, N. Y. 

Strange, Mae G Decanter, Ga. 

Stranger, Dorothy B Highland Park University, Va. 

Stromberg, Theresa 236 Collins Ave Baltimore, Md. 

Sullivan, Shirley C West Mansfield, Ohio 

Swan, Mary B 336 N. Taylor Ave Indiana, Penna. 

Swank, Stella M Mt. Clinton, Va. 



Savaxsox. Bertha V 511 Church St Mt. Pleasaxt, Pexxa. 

SwEEXEY, Mary M Akeley, Warrex Co.. Pex-xa. 

Tagg, E-Mily M 210}4 St Portlaxd. Oreg. 

Taggart, Ada R Fort ^YASHIXGTox. Pexxa. 

Tassell, Leoxora 685 E. 1'20th St Clevelaxd, Ohio 

Taylor, Alice L Glexdale. W. Va. 

Taylor, Ellex S Zimmermax, Mixx. 

Taylor, Lilll\x A 108 E. 25th St Baltimore. Md. 

Taylor. Mildred E ]5aho.\. Wis. 

Tedde. Jessie P Walla Walla. Wash. 

Te.mpletox, Ellexe 401 O'Xeal St Xe\vberry. S. C. 

Thatcher, Maxixe Cixcix-xtati, Ohio 

Thompsox, Josephixe Westboro, ]\L\ss. 

Thompsox, Lixy" V 414 Paavxte St., S. S Bethlehem, Pex^xa. 

Tierxey, Mary J 186 E. Pike St Cl-ARKsburg, W. Va. 

ToBix, Florexce B 1514 State Road Phil.vdelphia, Pexxa. 

TovEY. Margaret D 198 Park St Xew Havex. Coxx. 

Tralb, May R 369'-2 Broadway Xew York, X'. Y. 

Traver. Maude E 55 Raixer Park Rochester, X. Y. 

TscHUMY. Helex 22 VicTORL\ ApTs Toledo, Ohio 

Tuxisox, AxxA C 58 Prevale Ave Pittsburgh, Pex-:n'a. 

TuRXER, Ell.\ M West Fall Church, Va. 

Ulrich, ]\L\aiie Greexsboro. X. C. 

Vail, Harriett 1 703 W. ]NL\rket St Bethlehem, Pex-xa. 

Vax Campex, Ruth S 1116 Lovejoy St Buffalo. X. Y. 

Vaxdexbark. Mixxie B. Graxville, Ohio 

Vaxderford, Sara A Labeski. Ohio 

Vax Ordex, K.\tiierixe 1125 Parce St Au\mexda, Cal. 

Vax Wetzexburg, Xellie 7120 Lowe Ave Chicago, III. 

Veit. M. Alice 536 E. SStii St Xew York. X. Y. 

Viberc;. .Judith S Clearfield. Pexxa. 

^'K KERs. .Jessie J Thom \s\ n.i.i;. Al.\. 


^ IXXLX(;, Bertha Kankakkk. III. 

^'IOLEXEs, Juliet 7 W. 108Tn St Xew "S'ohk. X. Y. 

Vo>E, Ri by E 17 I-'raxkltx St JIoi lton. Me. 

Wade. Clara R !)2() I5kk( ii St S(kaM()\. rEX\A. 

Wa(;xek. Cora R imk ii.i.i;. Ohio 

Wagxki;. I'"i<ei)Ehi( a 622 Cexthal St I'ljiuix. III. 

Waldijox. IIklen 1 40!) Friexdship St Pi;(i\ii)i:\. i . R. I. 

Wai.kkh. ErxK k M 1 Stcrgis St Binch wiitox. X. 

Walkku. Maky E l.SC.i X. Stvte St .Ia(km.\. Miss. 

Wai.-h. Heme P Pexdi.kt. .\. Okkg. 

Wai.tki;, Mauy C AN'. 12tii St and .Vbixgton Square Xew Yoaw. \.\. 

Waki;i:\. Jkwktti: M Weston. \V. \ \. 

Watm,\. MMiiox I{ (1217 S. Pk.hmaSt Cuu m.'k Iiu. 

Wat-ox. Xax 12 I- Ad\m^ St i;i i i i.i.. W. Va. 

AVkhi!. E-tiiek H 3S2:! X. Ave Cni' \i.<'. li.i.. 

WKDDKiiiu Kx, Vik(;ixia S 2:!1() Ki -kix Ave IWitimuki:. Md. 

Welsh, Mai dk Kuk,,m(,. Ixd. 

Wextz. Rehkc. a 3(11 \i,uK St livxoM i;, I'kxxa. 

Wk>t. I5k>-ik a H(i X. I!kmm) St i;.,. III. 

Wf.>t. NAiiKi. 1 701 M HI -i.rrs Ave \i(I.ix(,tox. Mass. 

West. Oi{E\E L 701 M \>sa< iifsi/its .\ve Vhlixc.iox. Mass. 

WiiELAX, Sue C 316 IItii St., S. W Wasiiixcjtox, I). C. 

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White, Clara F 5215 Schenley Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

White, Eleanore M 209 Bkandyavine Ave E. Downingtown, Penna. 

White, Faye E R. F. D. No. 2 New Bethelehem, Penna. 

White, Mabel A Devil's Lake, N. D. 

Whitman, Florence E 386 St. Clair Ave Detroit, Mich. 

WiLKiNs, Johanna 30 Central Ave Carona, L. L, N. Y. 

WiLLCoxoN, Hattie B , Manassas, Va. 

Williams, Beatrice A Pleasant Mills, Ind. 

Williams, Gladys R Richmond, Ind. 

Williams, Margaret 4134 Terrace St Oakland, Cal. 

Williams, Myrtle L Draksboro, Ky. 

Williams, Rose C Box 246 Salem, Oreg. 

Williamson, Charlotte 104 N. Linden St Richmond, Va. 

Willis, Pearl N 3 Oak St Clarendon, Va. 

Wilson, Mamie Manhatten, III. 

Wilson, Mary 2725 Gladys Ave., c/o D. Monroe Chicago, III. 

Wilson, Ruth East Liberty, Ohio 

Wilton, Winnifred 1 Fayweather St Cambridge, Mass. 

Winters, Jeanette 95 Dana Ave Albany, N. Y. 

Wiser, Ethel Chalfant, Penna. 

WiTHART, Elsa M ...Hanover, III. 

Wolfe, Lula B 18 Norfolk St Newark, N. J. 

Wood, Ella M 517 John St Appleton, Wis. 

Wood, Hazel E Salisburg Center Herkimer, Co. N. Y. 

Wood, Mary G 44 Pratt St Flitchburg, Mass. 

Wood, Rachael D 22 S. 19th St Harrisburg, Penna. 

Yale, Louise P 315 Dwight Bldg Kansas City, Mo. 

Young, Margaret E 507 Montgomery St Hollidaysburg, Penna. 

Young, "Sophia S 2129 18th St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Yow, Annie Thomasville, N. C. 

Zdankiewicz, Sophia 1787 W. 6th St Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Dryden, Cynthia P Pokomoke City, Md. 

Louis, Georglv B Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Murphy, Mildred Evelyn Lewisville, Monroe Co., Ohio 

Nash, Winifred E Forest Home Ithaca, N. Y. 

Thompson, Gladys Leeson Norwich, Conn. 

WiBERLEY, Ethel M New York, N. Y. 


Farrell, Theresa M 505 W. 142d St New York, N. Y. 

Guggenheimer, Cilla 313 Washington St Lynchburg, Va. 

Hazen, Anna Putman 68 Washington Square New York, N. Y. 

Kennedy, Catherine M Warren, Penna. 

Mullen, J. Etta 271 Normandy St Dorchester, Mass. 

Pennypacker, Frances W Phcenixville, Penna. 

Poulson, Aldee Opal Orient, Ohio 

Robinson, Emily L 23 Blake St Westboro, Mass. 




Abrams, Eleanor 601 N. McKean St Butler, Penxa. 

AiKix, Elizabeth W Christl^xs, Lancaster Co., Pen-na. 

Beaton, Mildren 609 Cl.\ra Ave St. Loris Mo. 


Cabeen, Lucile Se.\ton, III. 

Carlson, Olga Marie Jentl.\nd, Me. 

Cl.\gett, Sarah Upper ]\L\rlboro, Md. 

CoPEL.\ND, M\RL\ A Roland Hill, Va. 

CowDEN, Mary Mabel S^^l E. '•2d Ave Monmovth, III. 

Daley, Mildred Catherine North Stratford, N. H. 

DA^^s, Fan-nie M i26 E. 2d St Maysville, Ky. 

Daviss, Bessie Louise 1000 N. Carroll Ave Dall.\s. Texas 

Dempsey, Mary Woods 154 Maixe St Hopkixtox, Mass. 

Field, Faxnie Moxroe West Salisbury, Vt. 

Fox, Susan Donance 195 Euclid Ave., W Detroit, Mich. 

Fromm, Marie L 110 E. Park Ave IL^ddonfield, N. J. 

Gavin, M\rgaret 20 Cottage St Natick, M\ss. 

Ginder, Lillian Jeanne Fredericksburg, Va. 

Grant, Margaret 349 Birchwood Ave Loos^^LLE, Ky. 

Greene, Elizabeth Grosvemor. ..85 Dudley Road Newton Cexter, Mass. 

Heilprin, Gertrude 2620 University Place Washington. D. C. 

Himmelberger. Helen ^L>lY 736 N. 3d St Reading, Penna. 

Humble, W. W Sawyer. Kan. 

Humble, Mrs. W. W Sawyer. Kan. 

Hume, Eugenia B 295 Peach Tree St Atlanta, Ga. 

HuTTON, Mar.jorie 244 E. 9th St Elyria, Ohio 

King, Martha F 1625 Central Ave Indianapolis, Ixd. 

Klein, Lillian 5030 Ellis Ave Chicago, III. 

Krauss, Florence W 728 Pine St Johnstown. Penna. 

Leete, Cl.vh.v H.\huison BucKiNciHvM HoTEL St. Louis, Mo. 

Locke, Fh.\\( i> Laiwyette 220 X. 1 hii St Fort Smith, Ark. 

MacLeod, M.vhel Mildred 22 Whitney St Cliftondale, [Mass. 

Mf Lagan, Ruby May Tangent, Oreg. 

Maloox, Mary Evelyn E. Machias, Me. 

Merryman, Aurelia M Rcstiu kg. ^^\. 

Morgan, Sophia van Roode Jefferson and Orleans Dkthoit. Mk ii. 

Neff, Ora Ethel 

Olson, Esther Ixcjeborg 

Peters, (iRA( k 

RosBCRG, Kliz.\iu;tii 

Sawitski. Be-M.v M.\hy 

Smith, ^Iahv Harrison 

Stodd.^rd, Lori>i; Margaret., 

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''My extensive and intensive acquaintance with 
the Detachment men began in July, 1918, and 
it was not long thereafter that I learned to listen and 
sign my name. I can well remember the many 
requests for an opportunity to go 'over there'; the 
tearful stories from men ivho were 'gunning' for a 
pass; and the miles and miles of passes I had to sign. 

"In an organization of one thousand men, you 
will generally find men from all walks of life. We 
were no exception — we had all kinds. No two of 
them were alike physically, but all of them were 
prompted by a desire for co-operation. 

" This co-operation, their interest and their sug- 
gestions, were greatly responsible for the success of 
this Hospital and helped to lighten the burden of the 
Detachment Commander and make his work a 

"The Medical Detachment is the finest body of 
clean, whole-hearted, true Americans I have ever met. 
I am mighty glad I had the opportunity to get 
acquainted with them and I shall always remember 
them as my friends of the Army." 



'Detachment, Attention!'' A thousand men snap 
their heels together and stand at the position of a soldier. 
They represent the best that the North, East, South and 
West can offer the Base Hospital at Camp Lee. For 
quality and character of men, for loyalty and devotion 
to service they could not he surpassed. Individually, as 
ivell as collectively, they comprise an organization second 
to none. 

''The diversity of occupations followed in civil life 
by the various members of this Detachment has in no small 
part 2)layed a leading role in aiding this organization to 
attain so greed a maximum of efficiency. It seems almost 
inconceivable that within the ranks every vocation which 
one could readily name is represented. And strange to 
state that most of these men have been placed in lines 
for which they were trained in civil life. Our Detachment 
does not seem to be lacking in any respect and a more 
representative group of men could not have been chosen. 

" To speak in general terms of this Detachment is 
difficult, (IS one is prone to refer to individual members of 
this connnand. This is without the province of this 
article but it must be stated here that a single omission 
would be an injustice to the member omitted. There are 
many men irhose memory will be freguently called to 
mind — many friendships never to he dissipated. While 
this irar iras waged ahrocul fo ma Ire 1/iis u-orld safe for 
Dcmoenwy, ire hare gained I he spiril of I he hallle, 
demorrafizing I his Ilasc llospiUd inio <i grcal fralcnidl 

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To hiiu who, through his 
untiring efforts, made pos- 
sible the early operation of 
our present Base Hospital; 
who was respected and ad- 
mired by all with whom he 
labored; an acknowledged 
leader and organizer: ( Ser- 
geant-Major, "Top" Ser- 
geant Registrar and Mess- 
Sergeant, at the Tem- 
porary Hospital and afterwards at the Base Hospital), 
Sergeant first-class E. W. St. John, this article is 
respectfully dedicated. 

Original Medical Detachment, Medical Department, 
Camp Lee, Va.: 

Sergeant first-class St. Johx 
Sergeaxt McClure 



















Park I- 1; 



As it was .so ordained, on July '•27, 1917, the original 
Medical Detachment, twenty-three strong, products of 
Fortress Monroe, Va., made their debut in Camp Lee, 
Va. L'nlieralded, unknown practically, was this mere 
handful of men destined to become the fore-runners of 
the Base Hospital. While the thousands who after- 
wards came found ours to be the second largest and 
most efficient Cantonment in the country, yet these 
pioneers on their arrival could credit the Camp with 
no greater compliment than its name. 

Though the actual work of the Detachment began 
with the opening of the Temporary Hospital at '■27th 
Street between Avenues A and B, August 8, 1917, the 
human ants were anything but idle. There was nuich 
to do and little with which to do it. Under the superb 
leadership of Sergeant first-class E. W. St. John and 
his able assistant. Sergeant Duncan A. McClure, they 
set about blazing a trail for the [Medical Dejjartment 
that was never to be obliterated. K\'erytliing wa^- in 
readiness for the arrival of Major Fcrdiiiaiul Sclimitter 
who came from Fort Tlioiua^ Augu>t 1.3. 1917, taking 
command of the Tcnijiorary II( sj)ital. In addition to 
the duties of this position, lie liecame the first Camj) 

thk morxing toilkt 

I U7] 


Surgeon, which office he held until his services were 
needed as Commanding Officer, Temporary Hospital, 
when he was relieved as Camp Surgeon by Lieutenant- 
Colonel Rhodes. Lieutenant-Colonel Rhodes later 
became Division Surgeon of the "Blue Ridge Division," 
sent over-seas in April-May, 1918. 

The second Detachment of "pill-slingers " to receive 
an informal introduction to Camp Lee was Fort 
Thomas's assignment of fifty. They arrived here 
August 15, 1 917, just in time to matriculate in that 
class then engaged in making a practical study of 
"General Fatigue." So far as is known, the majority 
of these "Students," became graduates, but not a few 
later engaged in a post-graduate course of "Practical 
and Efficient Gold-Bricking," and in several instances, 
acquired degrees of distinction among which were the 
"C. G. B." and the "M. G. B." (Chief Gold-Brick 
and Master Gold-Brick.) 

The first Non-commissioned Officers to be made in 
Camp were from the ranks of the first medical 
detachment : 

Corporal Clarence J. Mignot (now Sergeant-in-Charge, 

Ambulance Service, Base Hospital). 
Corporal Ernest M. Eakes (afterwards Sergeant-Major 

Base Hospital, later 2nd Lieutenant Sanitary 


Corporal Roy F. Clopp (Assisting Sergeant first-class 

Best, still of the Base Hospital). 
Corporal Louis A. Berger (sent Over-seas). 
Corporal Fred A. Beste (now Sergeant first-class, in 

charge of general fatigue. Base Hospital). 
Corporal Ed Parker. 

The only military organization "Picnicing" on the 
grounds, during these early days of occupation, was 
Company I, 5th Regiment, Maryland Militia. These 
troops were ater replaced by the 47th Regiment, New 
York Militia, as the Mess-sergeant of pie renown 
will remember. It seems that the provost guards 
furnished by 47th Regiment, were celebrated for their 


unique method of calling the Corporal of the Guard, 
namely, of firing their pieces. It happened that on 
this particular night, a guard whose post was situated 
near "The Apartments of Domestic Science," where 
Nimmo presided as Chief Chef, became sorely vexed 
on not being promptly relieved and unconsciously (we 
think) selected Nimmo as a target for the release of 
his compressed indignation. As Nimmo was in all 
probability born under one of the lucky stars, perhaps 
Saturn, it did not serve to alter his career as might 
ordinarily have been the case. For all we know this 
incident may have aided in some manner, the inaugura- 
tion of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance. Sergeant 
first-class St. John, whose duties, many and varied, 
included that of Camp Sergeant-Major, succeeded, it 
is said (though you willl find no official entry of it) 
in piloting through the military channels of Camp 
Lee, an order from Major Carter, then acting Camp 
Commander, instructing the Regimental Commander 
of the 47th, to arm h's guards in the future with 
clubs and stones so as to avoid the extermination of 
the much needed Medical Detachment. Apparently, 
Major Carter, when signing this order, did not scrutin- 
ize its contents very closely which neglect came near 
severing diplomatic relations on the part of the 
Regimental Commander. 

The chief pastime and amusement enjoyed by the 
boys at this time was afforded by a son of Greece, 
who operated a cold drink stand opposite the site 
where now stands the Camp Post Office. This 
amusement (a very profitable one as some of the sur- 
vivors of this day, now at the Base Hospital, will tell 
you) presented itself in the form of a game. One soldier 
would engage the attention of the Greek, while another 
proceeded to provision his company with a supply of 
cold drinks, always at the expense of the generous 
proprietor. While this system did not always develop 
in the expected way, it was a usually effective proceed- 
ure. Some contend that the history of the first stock 



of the early Detachment Canteen, was very cloudy 
and uncertain. 

The primeval Exchange was of a portable type and 
was famous because of its itinerary nature. While it 
was supposed to rest occasionally between the Observ- 
atory Building and Temporary Hospital, yet one seldom 
found it at its appointed place of residence, especially 
when you were looking for a substitute for your thirst- 
ing gills. It was managed by the celebrated board of 
directors, Myers, McCoy and "Lieutenant" Wagonf eld 
of swagger-stick celebrity. There is nothing on record 
to indicate that a dividend was ever declared ; the board 
being of a democratic nature, believed in the profit 
for the people. 

Those who are dissatisfied with elaborate meals now 
served in the Detachment Cafeteria, would not be 
contented to occupy seats in the orchestra, first row, 
center aisle, in heaven. They certainly would not 
have enjoyed the Mess of the early kitchen, with its 
menu of canned tomatoes, "corn willie" and "soup!" 
Bread was among the absent and unaccounted for, 
while i)epper and salt, Oh! Well! — there were no 
such luxuries (in the menu of course). 

The only avuilal)le water works in operation was 
"Dobbin's Drinking Cup," a arge horse trough situ- 
ated corner 27th Street, and A\cnu(' A. Tlr's w as gener- 

ally utilized for bathing, iaundrying and rut 
])oses. As convincing evidence oF the deniocr 
Army one had but to see the preparations for 
ing loilel first conu', first served. 

Sunday, August ^>7. 1!)17 
the day which marked I he 
Detachments — the fi;st of I 
loving care of Corporal (iii 
Plattsburg, completing their jdurncy over the : 
-Vl'ter waiting in i'etersburg some tew hc)ur> lor : 
"Sui)er Six," to convey iheni lo camp, wilhoiil 
these uiiconcpierables boarded an iuconiing frcig 
completing their journey in real style. The se 

kuig |)ur- 


lie icnienil) 
I ..r hv., a.ldilioi 
fi\c men, under I 
They hailed fn 

:l. Ihu> 

twelve men, with their guardian. Sergeant Tamolean 
.lost were from Fort Niagara. Sergeant Jost and Ser- 
geant first-class St. John were "Buddies" in the Philip- 
pines, but had not seen each other for nearly five years. 
Their first meeting was one filled to the over-flowing 
with joy. Jost upon seeing St. John in the crowd that 
met them on their arrival, rushed at him with o])en 
arms, exclaiming, "Why if there ain't my okl friend 
St. John, for shure." 

Fort Meyer's contribution of twenty-five men of 
the "C C and Dobell's" variety was unloaded at 
Petersburg's Union Station, on the night of the 80th 
of August at 9.30 o'clock. Their first nocturnal view 
of this city, from all accounts, was not a very favora- 
ble one. Due probably to some misunderstanding the 
town did not turn out to greet them. Xo l)eacon 
light guided these weary pilgrims, who were already 
convinced of the truth of Sherman's opinion of war. 
About 1..S0 A.^r.. through some stroke of luck, a homely 
Q. M. C. truck went rumbling hy. It >eenu'd an ark 
of refuge to them and tluy were nol slow in ax ailing 
themselves of this opporlnnily. I)eean>e for all Ihey 
knew. Camp Lee mighl haxc been twt-nly miles away 
instead of three. K<,r a more vivid deserii.l ion ,,r llus 
ineidcMil I nnr^l refer v.mi lo Ser-eanI hr-l-elas. A^hhy, 
who was one of llie pariy. There a iv I wo grcNit whi<-h have keeomc menio,-al,le during Ihe 
War, Colonel Whin lesy's •■(„. lo h .•• and Sergeant 
first-class Ashi.y's ••All pres.Mit and aeeouuled lor." 

The surprise of Sunday morning. h\. 



Uhfs , 

1 Bar- 
ns last 
-h Ihe 
1 Ihem 

■eport s f i'( 


Corporals, thirty Privates and one Jew." The now Ser- 
geant "Turk" McCoy was one of Price's Detachment. 
Turk might have been a Master Hospital Sergeant 
to-day had he not persisted in sterilizing surgical instru- 
ments in bichloride of mercury solution. History also 
bears witness that it was with this Detachment that 
"Fog Horn" McDonald, properly known as Sergeant 
Angus McDonald, Jr., made his initial appearance here. 
All things being favorable, McDonald slowly but surely 
arose to prominence. Some day when you discover 
him in an exceptionally good mood, manifested by that 
delightful smile (but be you ever so sure of this) ask 
him to tell you of the day he surrendered nine perfectly 
good American dollars to watch the elevator go up and 
down in Murphy's Hotel. This is an excellent sugges- 
tion if you feel that your wife needs your insurance 
more than she does you. But remember, you did not 
go to your death uninformed. 

In event you do not know, we inform you that Cor- 
poral Roy Clopp is the ranking Corporal of the Base 
Hospital. He has held this enviable position through 
the long months of wear and tear. Confidentially 
he would not exchange places with a Major-General, 
for it is as he says, "What great honor is it to be 
Major-General when there is but one?" Whether his 
view in this matter is according to Hoyle or not, 
you might save your breath and leave it as it is. 

Those of the "G. O. P." remember the early inspec- 
tion tours of Major Schmitter with (Sergeant first- 
class) "old bottle" Gast as his personal stenog- 
rapher. Gast says he was not built on the speed 
plan (an evident fact) and it was not intended for 
him to keep up with the Major and his seven 
league boots. They also remember their old friend, 
"Padlock Brady" who, on one of his sleuthing ex- 
peditions, had happened back of the old Detach- 
ment Mess Hall, where he found three "Dead 
Soldiers," standing at attention. From their necks 
hung that always to be remembered sign "Gone but 
not forgotten." 

The draft came in with a bang and with the 
increase of work, came the necessity for a 
larger personnel. This was done through trans- 
fers from the line troops. Changes became the 
order of the day, changes too numerous to men- 
tion. From that mere handful of men, grew 
the Detachment of to-day, consisting of over one 
thousand men. 

Now you have the story of the "pioneer" days. 
Here, in the present, we can recall or imagine the 
situation as it was then. And when we so use our 
imagination, let us not forget that the present Base 
Hospital at Camp Lee has been made possible by 
the united and untiring efforts of these "Pioneers." 




Bartlett, Charles R United States Army 


Gast, Adrl\x T 812 Island Ave McKees Rock, Penna. 

Morrill, Elliott W Madeira, Ohio 


Perkins, Wilbur E 2707 Stuart Ave Richmond, Va. 

Pye, Robert D 1228 S. 58th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Smith, Raymond R. F. D. No. 61 West Middlesex, Penna. 

Smith, Russell L Box 41 Verona, Ohio 

Telford, Robert 5-403^ Field Ave Detroit, Mich. 


Allen, Paul V 3717 N. Bouvier St Philadelphia, Penna. 

AsBY, Herbert A 131 Winderemere St Detroit, Mich. 

Balbach, Otto 84.5 Herron Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Bass, Donald L Lancaster, N. H. 

Beste, Fred A Detroit, Mich. 

Bowie, Philip F Front Royal, Va. 

Brennan, James M 2200 W. Lehigh Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Chamblin, Luther L 3115 IIth St., N. W Washington. D. C. 


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Clouser, Ralph E 16 N. Mellick St. . . . 

Dean, Raymond S 1116 N. Capital Ave. 

De Haan, Henry 1618 N. 8th St 

DiRiCKsoN, CoNWELL F 1145 27th St 

Ely, Roland S Hri.Tox Road 

Harley, Laborn J 15 IIiwiovc iTT St. 

Hogan, Robert H 807 ( ' amphkll. A\ i;.. 

Lang, Victor J 120 \ .\i,i,i:v St 

Lemon, Berlin R 1114 Chapman St 

Levey, Abraiia.m 2132 N. 31st St Piiii.\ 

MacMurray, IIahom) X 1029 Poplar St Piiii.v 

MacNamara, Earl J 5853 Tkixitv Place 

McCoy, Edward P 200 15tii \\ k \si( 

Mignot, Clarence J. F 420 S. 2i) St Ci-i 


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MuMFORD, Chas. T., Jr 518 Evans St Greenville, N. C. 

Nicholson, Coleman L 7038 Thomas Blvd Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Pedrizetti, Virgil J 5153^ W. 4th St Duluth, Minn. 

Smith, Einar A 7819 Saginaw Ave Chicago, III. 

Sunderland, Harry 857 S. First St New Bedford, Mass. 

Walsh, Richard J 313 Exchange St Geneva, N. Y. 

Wilson, Warren E 512 E. Evergreen St San Antonio, Texa.s 


Allen, Chas. S 3717 N. Bouvier St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Anderson, Jos. W 2000 S. 70th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Bassler, Wm. S 

Benner, Albert 3432 N. 12th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Bernstein, Jacob 

BiEHLER, Herbert W 428 Totawa Ave Patterson, N. J. 

Bowles, Benjamin F Memorial Hospital Richmond, Va. 

Breitstein, David A 

Brogan, James M 

Burnham, Horace L Richland Center, Wis. 

Cascaden, Wm. W 

Cassidy, Guy E 

Cassidy, Lewis C 2304 S. 12th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Chapman, Roy K 

Colston, Hogarth W 1120 7th St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Cox, Mortimer W 1213 Wolf St Philadelphia, Penna. 

De Mott, James V 126 E. 118th St New York, N. Y. 

Deutch, Harry L 506 Roosevelt Ave Bloomington, III. 

Duffield, John E R. P\ D. No 3 Norristown, Penna. 

Dunn, Wm. H 1331 Susquehanna St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Farrell, John P 2124 Ohio Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 

Findley, Winfred V "Lindenmere" Hampton, Va. 

Geary, Geo. B La Grosse, Wis. 

Goldberger, Anthony M 

Goldfarb, Jacob H 809 Bradock Ave E. Pittsburcsh, Penna. 

TIaklow, (Jko. W IJridgewater, Va. 


Harris, Geo. H Bracy, Va. 

Heilman, Glenn H Leechburg, Penna. 

Holt, Rufus K 316 Maryl.\nd Ave Port Norfolk, Va. 

Howard, Albert W 4515 Goswald Ave Norfolk, Va. 

Johnson, Arthur L 10 Walker St Bradford, Penna. 

Jordan, Joe J ^OO N. Jefferson St PuN^suTA-\^T\'Ey, Penna. 

Knelly, Eugene C 166 S. Washington St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Lampe, Earl W 318 E. 7th St Newport, Ky. 

Lashley, Oscar H Lastiley, Penna. 

Levey, Nat 2531 S. 7tii St Philadelphia, Penna. 

LiNDER, Hugh C Ml\misburg, Ohio 

Litchfield, Evert C 3010 New Haven Ave Fort Wayne, Ind. 

McCoy, Curtis J 37 N. 1st St Maimisburg, Ohio 

McClure, Duncan M 

McDonald, Angus, Jr New York, N. Y. 

Mc]VL\sters, Geo. S gS'S Seventh St Palmont, Penna. 

Macrone, Anthony 4027 Edson Ave New York, N. Y. 

Marks, Alfred B 432 E. 140th St New York, N. Y. 

Martin, Erwin E 250 W. 42d St New York, N. Y. 

Mays, Walter F R. F. D. No. 2 Embuton, Penna. 

Mills, Benjamin A 158 Fifth Ave New York N. Y. 

Miltenberger, Roy W 4327 Lauriston St., Roxborough, Philadelphia, Penna. 

Monroe, Gerald E Box 207 Columbus, Penna. 

Nock, Percie M Terperanceville, Va. 

Olson, Arvid E 1300 Lincoln St Gary, Ind. 

Pickens, George A 

Pierce, Robert West Coxsackir, N. Y. 

Promisloff, Harry 5633 Chester Ave Philadelphl\, Penna. 

PuRCELL, James C 2606 N. 6th St Philadelphlv, Penna. 

Reep, Alfred Roy R. F. D. No. 1 Lincolnton, N. C. 

Reisner, Geo. L Box No. 18 McConnelsburg, Penna. 

Reynolds, Wm. F 2121 Fernon St Philadeli'iil\. Penna. 

RiGLER, Warren D 906 Barr St Foht Wavm;, Ixd. 

Robertson, James 430 E. Chestnut St Stoi kto.w Cal. 

Rothenherger, Chas B Lkkspciut, Penna. 

Sacre, Carl W Ix i khior, S. Dak. 

Schwartz, Mahtix 516 INTaix St .I( )ii xsiow x. Penna. 

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EisENiiARDT, George 2548 N. 4tii St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Emerson, Harold L Sharon Hill, Penna. 

Glick, Solomon 65 N. Millick St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Hertz, Louis E 806 Beck St New York, N. Y. 

Hirst, James J 

Hocker, Ghas. R. 

Jones, Paul 

Kaufman, Albert . . 
Keys, Russell W. . 
KiMMEL, Samuel L. 
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Leahy, Phillip A. . 

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.Philadelphia, Penna 

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Mill Greek, 

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.37 E. Jacoby St Norristown, 


Letzkus, Frank G 3818 Gambridge St Philadelphia, 

Levinthal, Jacob A 1009 S. 3d St Philadelphia, 

LoNGACRE, John B 781 Wright Ave Gamden, N.J. 

McGaster, Joseph T 17 Smith St New London, Gonn. 

McGloskey, John H 1452 N. 59th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

McFadden, Francis B 228 Main St Binghampton, N. Y. 

McFall, Fred Bangor, Penna. 

McKibbin, Thomas G 6813 N. Sydenham St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Milly, George S. 431 George St Braddock, Penna. 

Mitchell, Roy McW Roanoke, Va. 

O'Hara, Robert H 912 Ivy St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Pattison, Ralph A R. F. D. No. 2 New Gastle, Penna. 

Fieri, Arturo 17 Locust St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Richards, William J 103 Pond St Taylor, Penna. 

RoBUCK, James T .272 Muench St Harrisburg, Penna. 

Rogers, Samuel 912 Mountain St... Philadelphia, Penna. 

Roth, Nicholas Ghurch St Ludlow, Mass. 

Schmidt, Gustave F 

Seims, Joseph H 861 Galifornia Ave Stratford, Gonn. 

Sparling, Glarence D 

Tatro, Joseph 210 Lincoln St Kibbing, Minn. 

Waters, Harry .1601 W. Venango St Philadelphia, Penna. 

White, Irving H 9 W. Marshall St Richmond, Va. 



Lives of great men all remind us 
We must make our lives sublime — 

And do the same as they did. 

Just handshake down the line. 
All the world is full of glory, 

All the world is full of fame, 
When you use your hands to get it, 

Then there's nothing in a name. 
When there's stripes or bars or chevrons, 

Or a "non-com" to be picked. 

Just handshake with your Major, 
It's a cinch you won't be licked. 

In a year you'll be a General 

Though you've never used your head ; 

That's all right, Jack, you are clever. 
You used your hands instead. 

And departing leave behind us. 
Hand-prints on the hands of time ; 

That our children too, may prosper 
AYith the hands — Like yours and mine. 



l^ns^l ID you ever hunt snipes? It's a bold, dan- 
^^^3 gerous pastime. To be a successful snipe- 
jftr^ hunter, it is necessary to have patience, 
I keep eyes and ears wide open, but of 

* II all things to have patience. 

The other night, a quiet, balmy night, several mem- 
bers of our brass band invited a certain Sergeant to 
go with them and become versed in the noble art 
of snipe-hunting. We understand that the Sergeant 
had for weeks expressed a desire to catch a Virginia 
snipe. He was ambitious as usual — so: 

Forward the hunters went, armed with sticks and a 
good wide bag. Naturally the bag was carried by the 
Sergeant because he wanted to learn all about the hunt. 
They went through brush, through silent hollows, over 
wary stumps and past darkened holes, hunting for the 
secret rendezvous of snipes. 

Finally, with much excitement, covered with dirt 
and perspiration, they selected a locality where the 
game was most abundant. Here they posted the 
ambitious Sergeant with instructions to hold the 
mouth of the bag wide open while they "beat the 
brush" and chased the snipes into the bag. 

Then they left. The darkness — thick darkness — 
and the quietness — oozy quietness — reigned supreme. 

It was four o'clock in the morning 
when the tired Sergeant returned to 
his barracks. He didn't catch 
any snipe. Our impression is that 
the darkness must have scared the 
rest of the hunters for they had long 
since returned to their bunks and 
their loud snores gave evidence that 
they had forgotten to mention their 
departure to the pupil. 

It's a noble art to hunt snipes in 
the shrouded woods of Virginia. 
Sometime we are going to suggest 
to the Sergeant that he get a larger 
bag, a darker night, a quieter dell 
where he can hunt snipe to his 
heart's content. 

Snipes are crafty creatures, 
Whimpees are dangerous game, 

But our daring "Sarge " 

Travels at large. 
And hunts them again and again! 



HE busines!- 
Xo, not 

of a Wardm; 
t all times 
has failed t 

— pleasant ( 'f ) 
but the averagi 
find anything ii 

this Hospital life within the daily routine, 
or in other words "in line of duty" that was 
all "honey and pie." 
Important ! 

Yes, more than the wardman himself is perhaps aware 
of. The Ward Surgeon, regardless if he be a Major, 
Captain or a Lieu- 
tenant, appreciates 
this more than any- 
one else. The Nurse 
will also \-oucli for 
this a.ssertion. 

The degree of 
success with which 
the ward is managed 
is largely due to the 
efforts and attitude 
of tliisbraiicli, work- 
ing of course in fo- 
operation witli llic 
Surgeon and the 

His duties are 
largely what he 
makes them, agree- 
able or di.sagreeable. 
If he goes to work feeling that he is a slave lo the 
patient or to his associates on the \Nard, doomed by 
virtue of liis jjosition to go through each day tiic sanic 

lunc lit lie joy for hini. 

But on the other hand if he goo In work with the 
optimistic atlilude, that the iiupurl ancc of hi- poMlion 

Yes, the wardman does sweep the floor, mop the 
porch, scrub the windows, wait on patients, make out 
daily reports, go errands to the various laboratories and 
hundreds of other little things that are not worthy of 
mention. But. of course, you will find in all organiza- 
tions the chronic kicker who i.s looking for the swivel 
chair position but would not know what to do with it 
if he did get it. 

So, therefore, the position of wardman is just as 
the man hiniself 
makes it. 

The work is di- 
vided into three 
shifts, each one last- 
ing eight hours. 

One of the big 
Tea turesof the ward- 
man's duty is the 
morning inspection 
at 10 o'clock by the 

-;i iiitar\ 

He is held 
l.le for the 

inland its 

If tlK 



• int rusted hini w il I 
I the r-oul iiic (•haiig( 

you <-Ollhl COIIN.T.C 

• been in llic harnc>~ 
all agre.^ tha 
lical and Sur 


•ards hav. 


>iioloni,\- to \ar 

sj.riiig of 1!)!.S. 
h.^y have had oi 
II prodn.-cd IIhvv 


feeling of sell 

\u-u\v ^^Uu■ 

Possibly II 

r Wardnias 

■ brought oi 

who so uobl.x 

.lid his bi 

around hini. 

Hour at!. 

lK.(lsi.l(- of II, 

he. loo, in a ^ 

■ alllicl.Ml .-1 
horl hiMc, \ 

He rushed u 
Surgeons an( 

Xurs-'s ,1 

nbalin- Il 

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It was in March, 1918, that an article appeared in the 
Philadelphia papers stating that Captain Wilmer 
Tunnell had returned to his office on the Southeast 
corner of 15th and Dauphin Streets to recruit men 
for the Medical Department of the United States 
Army. Recruits were wanted to bring up to war 
strength the Field Hospital and Ambulance Companies 
of the 80th Division then in training at Camp Lee, 
Petersburg, Virginia. 

Many young men in the draft age were eager at that 
time to get into the fray instead of waiting to l)e called 
l)y the Draft Hoanl, and foralxmt two weeks, hundreds 
streamed in and out of Captain Tunneirs Branch 
Recruiting ( )Hic('. 

The>e youn^ men were informed that the 80th Divi- 
sion was now completing its training at Camp Lee and 
that within six weeks, all the men accepted Avould be 
on the liigh seas headed for "over there," They were 
shown trench licliiicts, ga> masks, l)eautiful jjictures 
of Camp Lee, and were informed 
•N would be granted 
nake fi 

that a fe> 
in wlii<-h 
tions. Time then 
portant factor to \\v 
they had a few days 
They would train in 

al i)rei)ara- 
anic an ini- 

to prepare, 
amp for six 

weeks, and the 

The writer .1. 
should crowd 11 
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while the men 
for their 
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making iv;idy 
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closing of businevs afbiir>: and the 
many other rushed prejjarations, 


lalives : 

He can easilj' recall the day of departure with its 
parting ceremonies at home and the station, the 
excitement, the strained suitcases and the many 
bundles. That day will never be forgotten. We 
were oflF. We were on our first lap towards the Rhine. 
Some of the men were laughing and eager; others 
were quiet and sober, and many had thoughts unto 
themselves. And a story could be written about those 

In increasing excitement, we reached Washington, 
D. C, and changed to the "Southern" due to arrive in 
Petersburg, Va., at 7.00 p.m., the same day. Of course, 
we did not arrive until 1.00 a. m., the following morning 
but that created no surprise the "Southern" 
always runs true to form. 

When we got off at the Petersburg Station and had 
quieted our stomachs in the railroad lunch room, a 
couple of M. P.'s made their ai)pcarancc and iiiforin<-d 
us that we would l)e (■oii\-cycd to canii). ^\r all agreed 
thai Ihc M. I'.-s wen- raltling .uood 
fellows unlil some lai-v trucks 
came and we had cxpcricnrcd 
riding in Ihcm over (lie rough 
I'clcrsl.iii- .livrls. 11 vN.-is lur- 
tunalc Ihiil uc lived through lhat 


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il w;is luTc Ihiil we lirsj caiiu' in 
(•.•iilaci wilh Ihc now faiiioiis |yi)c 
of human, "a hii n I -I ,oilcd S.-r- 
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was searched and il is no military 


kets and an empty straw tick and were shown some 
empty bunks and were told we had nothing to do 
until reveille. It was then 3.00 a.m. 

The dear Sergeant was true to his word. We were 
not disturbed that night until the first call of reveille 
(5.45 A.M.) and then all of us were up and outside in 
the rain. Thus began our first day in camp. 

The first three days it rained, the following two days 
it snowed, but at that we were able to gather all the 
cigarette butts within a radius of one mile of the 
Depot Brigade between showers. Many and varied 
were the comments passed around about the Southern 
balmy climate. 

Our turn came to be put through the Mustering 
Ofiice and it was something that many of us will never 
forget. Who could forget that hushed silence broken 
by pattering feet and the thumping and whacking by 
the Doctors; those anxious looks by the men and the 
penetrating glances from the examiners? Who has for- 
gotten the jab of the typhoid needle and the scratches 
of the vaccination needle; the blanched faces; the 
occasional tense whisperings? They certainly were 
trying hours to all. 

We felt that our next move would be towards the 
companies in which, we were positive, our services were 
needed. Lists of names were called off several times a 
day and details were marched up Avenue "B " towards 
the Sanitary Train, but invariably they were given 
"column left" and their destination was the /Adminis- 
tration Building of the Base Hospital. 

The majority of the men who visited Captain Tun- 
nell's ofiice, were assigned to the Base Hospital. Here 
we were told would be our home for a "short time" 
and with this news our hopes of getting to France within 
six weeks went glimmering. Rumor had it that the 
"McGuire" Unit then on duty at the Base (later they 
were known as Base Hospital No. 45) was to be trans- 

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ferred and that it was up to us to fill their places. We 
were told that promotions were awaiting those with 
ability and this announcement filled every one with 

Rumors were flying everywhere. A remarkable num- 
ber of men, who never had an interest in army life 
before, appeared to have "inside" information on the 
doings of the "Tunnel" unit. So many rumors were 
being passed around in a day that often it was difficult 
to get a clear idea of the day's work. 

When we first arrived at the Base, we were all 
assigned to fatigue gangs. Fatigue, in the army, is an 
elastic word. But then it meant cleaning windows, 
mopping floors, scrubbing floors, cleaning windows, 
picking up the rubbish left by civilian carpenters, and 
cleaning windows. 

One of these fatigue gangs, one day, met a Philadel- 
phia recruit who had been assigned to the Field Hos- 
pital. The recruit was coaxing an army mule who, for 
some unaccountable reason, had balked in the middle 
of the road and would move neither forwards nor back- 
wards. Remarks passed back and forth and the man 
on the mule was asked how he liked the life. His 
answer was " Well, I don't mind the army life, only 
I wish they would put me in the branch of service 
my papers call for. I came here as a chauffeur 
and the darned fools are trying to make a cowboy 
out of me." 

In a large organization like the Base Hospital, it 
was a task, and a big one, to fit the men into duties 
suiting their abilities. But this was being done quickly 
and every day new assignments were being made to 
meet this great problem. In the evenings, groups of 
men would gather in the squad rooms and would pass 
around the latest "dope," talk of their duties, ask 


questions, and wonder how long it would be before they 
would be reassigned or promoted. A spirit of com- 
petition could easily be felt. 

About one month after we had arrived at the Base, 
a hst of promotions was posted 
on the bulletin board and we 
learned that we had several 
Privates first-class in our midst. 
This made the unlucky ones 
wonder if the Privates first-class 
would associate with the 
"bucks." The following month 
again found several of our men 
promoted and much to our 
surprise, one of them was made 
a Sergeant. Some said his 
promotion was gained through 
"hand-shaking," others said it 
was gained on merits, but deep 
down in our hearts all of us 

were proud of our "Sarge." By this time, we 
were accustomed to the routine of the Hospital 

and were looking back on that six weeks' training 
programme with wistful memory. The men had 
settled dowTi to business, they had grasped the situa- 
tions, and were more than proving their worth. 

Almost a year has passed 
since we first boarded the 
train for Camp Lee. Many 
six weeks have passed and 
the name "Tunnell Unit" can 
still be heard. The Philadel- 
phia men have filtered into 
every department in the 
Hospital; several of them are 
amongst the "higher-ups;" 
many of them are holding 
positions of responsibility. 
We can go back over those 
months at Camp Lee and 
realize that we have had 
another outlook on life; that 
we have made new friendships; and that we 
have won another game from old man "experience." 


"//i ihe aliort time that has elapsed since receiving 
honorable discharge from the Annij the memory of pleas- 
ant association with such splcudid soldiers, as the men at 
Camp Lee proved themselves to be, has been a very pleas- 
ant one, which, I am sure, will last throughout life. 

'^During the 'flu' epidemic the men were loyal to the 
ast man of the Detachment and the silent heroes, loho 
wrought so faithfully and well diiring that time, wiV. not 
lad: rcirard, 'or the inner ronscioNsi/css of having done 
things well is a siillsfdrlinn to (uiij honest man. The 
entire muster roll of the Ilospllid is really an honor roll, 
for no invidious di^Hucliou cau be made. 

''My hearty good u i.'^hrs are r.vtrnded for loug life and 
happiness to each member of the Detachment." 

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"Jefferson Barracks!" lustily cried the brakeman, on 
that memorable evening in early June, and the crowd 
of eager soldiers-to-be rushed past him, and onto the 
station platform outside. Alas! no brass bands were 
at the station to greet them; no little girls in white 
frocks prepared to strew flowers in their pathway; no 
pretty girls in white waved American • flags from the 
cars that were to carry them to their hotel, where there 
was sure to be a reception and dance to welcome them 
into the service. 

Instead, a blase Corporal lined them up. "Dress up, 
there!" he exjjloded, as an embryo soldier craned his 
neck to view a jjassing girl. 

"I'll say she's dressed up!" exclaimed Walter Irving, 
the soldier in question. 

The triumphant march to the barracks was cheered 
by such remarks as, "Got a cigarette.^" "Where youse 
boids from.^ " "Wait till you get that shot!" and, best 
of all — "You'll like it!" Of course we'd like it; that's 
why we came! (Naturally, a few came to keep from 
having to register June fifth, and three came because of 
the j)retty girls who are known to infest France, as any 
patron of the movies can tell you.) 

The next ten days at Jefferson Barracks were a suc- 
ce.ssive nightmare of dodging work, in I lie iiahirc of 
policing U]) and doing K. P. duty, and llic liardcsl work 
of all: standing in line lor lour li(.ur> l.cloiv ca. h meal. 
Strange to say, one was nol pcrniil led to hrcakFasI in 
bed, and llic lial)il of -oiii- downlown for dinner wa^ 
frowned upon. 

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with this latter band of men — later heroes of the Battle 
of Influenza — that our story deals. 

On the morning of June 12, 1918, one hundred 
khaki-clad warriors, bound for Camp Lee, lined up in 
Company Front (though they didn't call it that). Late 
that evening, they still were lined up, though not in 
Company Front. At last, when everyone began to 
suspect that peace had been signed (owing to the fact 
that the Kaiser had heard that we had enlisted), we 
marched into some of the original cars that had carried 
Cleopatra's train to Alexandria on her famous trip a 
number of years ago. Then began the w.)rl.l-rcnowned 
trip to the Old Dominion State. Pullmans were t.) be 
added at Union Station, I)ut llic ncarcsl ihc train came 
to Union Station was Fads Bri.lg.'. eighteen 
blocks away. 

Having had luncheon (or, as ' 
it — chow!) at 11 a.m., the voyag. 
the advent of dinner (or "ch.)w," 
in at 10 P.M., even th.iugli it cnu 

very juicy, ai 
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with some fair maids of Virginia sitting on the porches, 
and perhaps, in the background, a number of F.F.V.'s 
Hned up with invitations to dinner, and, above all, the 
savory odor of frying spring chickens and waffles in 
the air. 

Instead, we marched wearily to the Mess Hall, where, 
with one accord, the barracks bags thudded upon 
the ground. For once, we marched first into the 
Mess Hall, while the "old fellows" stood outside, 
gazing with admiring wonder, that such a large, pre- 
possessing bunch of men all could come from the same 
place — the West! 

Then began a series of shuddering experiences for the 
boys from St. Louis, in which the roseate pictures we 
had formed of camp life in old Virginia faded out like 
the last scene at the movie show. Very soon, however, 
the one hundred fellows who had set out for France, 
via Camp Lee, settled down into the routine of Base 
Hospital work. Now, at least one fellow from Jefferson 
Barracks is to be found in every department in the 
Hospital: One man was assigned to each office to 
instil pep therein; some went into the kitchens to see 
that our meals were well cooked and sanitary; others 
went into the Mess Hall to see that the serving was 
kept up to Rectorian standards; still others went into 
the wards to form the nucleus of the army which later 
became the effective barrier against the depredations 
of the Flu bug. 

Promotions.'' Why, in less than a month, Raymond 
Dean was hurrying about the place, decorated with a 
smile and two stripes ! Later, he acquired a third, as did 
Harry Deutsch and Virgil Pedrizetti. It is rumored 
that tw^enty others of the Jefferson Barracks boys are 
to be awarded stripes real soon. The names of the 
men cannot be divulged as yet, as it is a military secret. 

We were informed by the Recruiting Officer back 
home, that we would be in England within six weeks, 
for our training course, and then be at the Front by 
September. At the end of eight months, the company 
is still at Camp Lee, and is intact, except for about a 
dozen men who were in the unit which left Camp Lee 
for France, in September. So far as is known, nO mem- 
ber of the unit who first saw the light of soldierdom at 
Jefferson Barracks has appeared on the Casualty List. 
Six men from the "bunch" felt the call to the ranks of 
the Officers, and departed from our midst, for the 
Officers' Training Schools at Camps Lee and Taylor. 
It is known for an absolute fact that one of them 
passed, and wears leather puttees and gold bars with 
the best of 'em! 

Several fellows from the West showed remarkable 
prowess on the basket-ball court, and in a recent game 
at the Knights of Columbus Hall, the triumphant team 
was composed entirely of men from Minnesota. Indeed, 
Winfield Conner, the young Royal-pounder of the Regis- 
trar's Office, bids fair to make Minnesota famous as the 
basket-ball center of the world. 

Almost every man from the big mobilization camp 
on the Mississippi has learned something useful at 
Camp Lee: Charles Miller has learned to comb his 
hair "slick back"; Milo Malnati has learned to read 
the love letter on a post card while cancelling the 
stamp; Harvey Becknell has learned to play a piece on 
the trombone which sounds almost like "Smiles," if 
you aren't too near; and Gregory Luthy has become 
proficient in hav- 
ing dates with 
two girls the same 
night — and get- 
ting by with it. 
And any of the 
fellows could write 
a n enlightening 
article on "One 
Hundred Ways of 

It may be cas- 
ually remarked 
that all the fellows 
at the Base Hos- 
pital did not come 
from Jefferson 
Barracks. Some of 
them came from Philadelphia, and others still are in the 
state of their birth, but for those men who never had 
ventured farther toward the setting sun than Pittsburgh, 
the advent of these boys from the West was a revelation. 



Thanks to the assiduous reading (behind the geography, 
or in the "secrut den"), of such stirring tales as "Six- 
Shot Hal, the Western Des'prado" and "The Gun 
Man, or Willie of the Wooly West," the easterners 
have cherished an idea that anyone living west of the 
Allegheny River carried a six-shooter and chewed 
tobacco. This exciting idea of the West was dispelled 
by the coming of these real, live specimens, who 
were so civilized that they brushed their teeth every 
day and shined their shoes (almost every two weeks). 

Although the morale of the Jefferson Barracks boys 
is as high as can be expected in these post-bellum days 
(when one suspects that Jim Smith, who was dis- 
charged from the Infantry, is trying to steal one's girl) , 
still, we are ready to go home at any time. 

It would be rather a stretch of the imagination to say 
that without the Jefferson Barracks boys the Base 
Hospital at Camp Lee would not be the smoothly- 
working organization that it now is. But we all did 
our bit, didn't we, boys.' Well, all together, now ! 


"Men of the Medical Detachment and others. 

"You are the audience and you look as I draw back 
the curtain. 

"Three figures are presented, all are dressed in khaki 
uniforms and all have chevrons on their arms. 
"Ah! So you remember? 

"You say the one to the left is Sergeant Walsh.' 
Correct. But he is no longer a Sergeant. He's a 
Lieutenant now. Remember how he looked when he 
first got into that new Officer's uniform of his? Remem- 
ber his old black desk — that old black desk in the 
Detachment Commander's office? Remember how he 
used to smooth you up the back and promise you that 
he's get that pass somehow or other? Regular fellow, 
wasn't he? Sergeant Walsh, you were a rattling good 
top kicker. We all remember you. 

"And who, gentlemen, is the figure in the centre? 
Sergeant Telford? Yes, but he isn't a Sergeant now, 
either. He's a Lieutenant, too. Remember him in the 

Sergeant Major's office? Sure, he was the Sergeant- 
Major. Couldn't he bawl you out though? Guess you 
are right at that, he did look something like Napoleon. 
Didn't you fellows often wonder how he kept so plump 
when he apparently ate so moderate like? Curious, 
isn't it? Sergeant Telford, we remember you, too. 
Here's 'here's how'. 

"And the figure on the right? I knew you would 
know. He's a Lieutenant along with the other two. 
Yes, gentlemen, he passed from that label Sergeant 
Nicholson to Lieutenant Nicholson. Nice chap, 
Avasn't he? Active? He worked like thunder and he 
seemed to know what he was doing. Yes, he was 
Assistant Sergeant Major. Nice chap. 

"Gentlemen, it's not often that I get the opportunity 
to present figures such as these singlj', let alone three 
together. I knew you would remember them. Each of 
you remember, we all remember. Your cheering proved 

"Take another look, gentlemen, before I drop the 
curtain. " 




your blankets together more closely and snuggle down 
further inside, but others grab them and finally pull 
them off and throw them on the floor. Then with the 
cold air sending icy chills all through your body, you 
suddenly change your mind. You grab your shirt and 
pull it over your head, then jump into your breeches 
and tie the laces any old way. By that time march is 
blowing. You pull on your socks ; slip into your shoes — 
if you break the shoe strings, you just curse and let it 
go — then put on your leggins, the hardest job of all, 
especially if you are at all considerate of your appear- 
ance. If you succeed in getting them on by the time 
Reveille is blowing, you jam your hat on your head, 
take your overcoat off the hook and slip it on on the 
way out, and by running all the way manage to get ■ 
into line just as Assembly is sounding and Corporal 

Mitchell is sounding off "Atten shon!" Then 

you yell "Yo" when your name is called, wait 
impatiently until dismissed, and then beat it straight 
back to that old bunk. 

Oh, it's certainly a great and glorious feeling to get 
up in the morning, but the trouble is most of us don't 
appreciate it. What difference does it make if we aren't 
in line just at the right time to yell " Yo " when our name 
is called off? Why can't they hold Reveille in the bar- 
racks.'' As far as we can see it is only for the purpose 
of checking up to see if everybody is present, and a 
man can be present just as well in bed as outside in 
line, "all dressed up and no place to go." Then, if we 
didn't care for breakfast we wouldn't have to get up. 


CAN'T get 'em up. I can't get 'em up. I 
cali't get 'em up this morning." Oh, how 
many times has that hated call sounded in 
our ears and awakened us from sweet 
dreams of home and "her"; from dreams of 
other than this land of sand and sunshine. 

Oh, how often have we felt like murdering the bugler 
"and spending the rest of our lives in bed?" But still 
"You've got to get up. You've got to get up. You've 
got to get up this morning." Most of us did get up 
fairly regularly. It was the hardest work we ever did. 

Have you ever stopped to consider just what you do 
when you have to get up in the morning? Just what 
process your mind goes through to come out of the 
land of Nod into the land of reality? The first thing 
you hear is the bugler sounding first call. You wonder 
who is making all the noise, until gradually your mind 
grasps the fact that it's morning and time to get up. 
With a groan you turn over on your side, muttering 
that you are too tired to get up this morning. Maybe 
you'll dose off a bit, until you are re-awakened by 
second call five minutes later. By that time your eyes 
are beginning to open up, some of the other fellows 
are out and getting dressed, miscellaneous remarks 
are flying back and forth, the light is shining in your 
face, and altogether everything is beginning to take 
on life. You again turn over, resolved not to get up. 
Just about that time some one starts to pull your 
covers off, others yell in your ear, and every one seems 
bent upon making you get up. With a curse you pull 


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Berger, Rudolph 5240 Belt Road Washington, D. C. 

Berner, Clyde C 127 Dia Ave Hazelton, Penna. 

Bernstein, Samuel 601 2d St., S. W Washington, D. C. 

Bevan, Walter N 

Beyer, George W 526 Blooms St Danville, Penna. 

Bianco, James A Railroad Ave Homer City, Penna. 

BiERLY, Eugene W 243 Philadelphia Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Bird, William D 907 Arch St Williamsport, Penna. 

BiREN, Samuel 857 N. Franklin St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Black, Robert S Cochranton, Penna. 

Bliss, Owen H 

BoBERG Stanley D 7153 Dobson Ave Chicago, III. 

BoGER, Ralph N 415 N. 10th St Lebanon, Penna. 

Boling, Roy R 

Bonar, Lee Belleville, W. Va. 

BovEE, Kenneth N 507 Avery St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

BowEN, Lewis S 20 Deliah Road Pleasantville, N. J. 

Bowman, George W., Jr Boons Mill, Va. 

Brawley, Rupert A Carrolltown, Penna. 

Breedlove, William R 2804 N. Marshall St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Breithaupt, George J 4619 N. Broad St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Breslin, Leo J 416 Jefferson St Wilmington, Del. 

Brillhart, Samuel S Catawba, Va. 

Briner, Ira S R. F. D. No. 1 Middletown, Penna. 

Brooks, Edward C 118 Maple St Columbus Junction, Iowa 

Broomfield, Kenneth 4219 N. Darien St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Brown, Banner B 

Brown, Carl N 123 Regant St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Brown, Joseph A R. F. D. No. 4 Bangor, Penna. 

Brown, William H Narrows, Va. 

Browne, Hugh 

Brubaker, John H Callaway, Va. 

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Bryner, Lee J Box 2 Newell, Penna. 

Buckler, Clifford J 

BuNcicH, Michael 721 Broad St Johnstoaatst, Penna. 

BuRBACH, Dan 361 School St Sharon, Penna. 

Burton, Edward P 15 IVLvnsion St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Butler, Fred A 131 S. IVIain St Nazareth, Penna. 

Butz, Victor 443 Van Houten St 

Byrd, John H R. F. D. No. 1 Broadway, Va. 

Caldwell, Philip P Ellwood City, Penna. 

Campbell, DA\^D A Underwood Section Thorpe, Penna. 

Caplitz, Harry 159 Fullerton 3t Pittsburgh, Pexna. 

Capobl\ngo, Rocco 738 ]\L\ine St Benwood, W. Va. 

Carey, John J 643 N. Sickles St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Carpenter, Willl\m L R. F. D. No. 1 Dudley, IMass. 

Carroll, John H 400 Boyce St Montgomery, Ala. 

Chanks, Frank 253 Laycaste St Detroit, Mich. 

Chapig, Thojias J 13 Dl\mond St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Chase Alton R 618 Mifflin St Huntington, Penna. 

Chrzanowski, Wladystaw 5145 Keystone St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Clark, William F 36 Allendale Ave Detroit, Mich. 

Clendenin, Henry B Lansing, W. Va. 

Close, Daniel J 209 E. Blaine St McAdoo, Penna. 

Cobb, James O R. F. D. No. 1. . . . Greenville, N. C. 

Coffer, Oliver 1223 Redov St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Collingwood, Grayson H 729 Hill Ave Wilkinsburg, Penna. 

Collins, Elmer M Rigby, Penna. 

Coning, Willl\m B 6608 Leeds St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Conner, Elmer E Simpson, Va. 

Conner, Joseph 1630 N. Hutchinson St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Conner, Winfield J Box 417 Gilbert, Minn. 

Cook, Charles F 261 Mills St Danville, Penna. 

Cook, Edward H 308 Boas St Harrisburg, Penna. 

CooiiBs, Lester L R. F. D. No. 1 East Falls Church, Va. 

Cooper, John G 

Coplan, Harry 321 S. Maple St Mt. Carmel, Penna. 

Cosgray, Peter R R. F. D. No. 2 Waynesburg, Penna. 

Cosgrove, Willl\m 73 W. Union St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Courtright, Arthur W R. F. D. No. 3 Stroi dsburg, Penna. 

CowLEs, William F 56 Excelsior St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

CoYLEs, James 1325 S. 22d St Phil.\delphia, Penna. 

CozART, Frank T Stem, N. C. 

Grain, Hiram . Flemingsburg, Ky. 

Cramer, Frederick Riverside Club Salem, N. J. 

Crawford, Hunter R. F. D. No. 1 Cherry Run, W. Va. 

Cresswell, Oliver F High St Ebensburg, Penna. 

Cummings, Earl P 440 E. Wolf St Harrisonburg. \.\. 

Cusworth, Edward H 577 M.\rtin St Pnii, adkm-hi a. I'i.wa. 

Davis, Hakvky A R. F. D Spa irr \ N>i'.i in.. I'l nn\. 

Davis. William ^. I' l- 

Dayton, Eugene H 1 Penna. Ave TMfdNr, I'l \\\. 

Deitrich, Ralph B 1123 Lehman St Lkhwon, Pi \\\. 

Depner, George E Ransiixu, I'i \n\. 

Derflinger, Samuel O R. F. D. No. 1 From U.i^ \i„ \ \. 

DeSopodzko, Marius Sa\ \ nn\ii. (.a. 

DeWolfe, Horace 3721 N. 18th St Philadeli-iiia, Pknna. 

Diefenderfer, Carson N 108 N. 3d St ' Fullerton, Penna. 


le dT we forget 

DiGGs, Fred R 926 Holt St Norfolk, Va. 

DoLAN, Leo P 30 Harbor Ave Nashua, N. H. 

DoMBROwsKi, Peter J 107 Custer St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Donahue, Thomas E. Grant St McAdoo, Penna. 

DoRiN, Arthur 

DoRKo, Mike Barnesboro Cambria, Penna. 

Downing, Edward W 906 E. 10th St Erie, Penna. 

Drapeau, Joseph H 

Drummond, Benjamin W 1323 S. Wilton St Philadelphia, Penna. 

DuBBs, Allen A Center Square Gettysburg, Penna. 

DucAs, Joseph J 215 5th Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Dudley, William E . . 115 N. Grace St Rocky Mount, N. C. 

DuNLAP, George M., Jr 223 W. Penn Hoopeston, III. 

Eaton, Seymour P 

EcKERT, Lester C 62 McCarragher St s . Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Ehrhardt, John C 834 Tripoli St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Ellis, George C 1540 S. Taylor St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Erbe, Walter H 2124 Hazel Ave Garrick, Penna. 

Erchul, Frank J Gilbert, Minn. 

Ernst, Leon P 2474 Elm Place New York, N. Y. 

Evans, John C. 1717 N. 23d St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Evans, Robert E 130 McLean St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Evans, Thomas E 402 Lackawanna Ave Olyphant, Penna. 

Evans, Vivian 1 314 W. Oak St Shenandoah, Penna. 

Faber, Ernest C 728 N. 28th St Richmond, Va. 

Fahney, Melton S 152 Capital Ave Atlanta, Ga. 

Fahy, Thomas V 1934 Pemberton St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Fansler, Ralph S 316 W. Leister St Winchester, Va. 

Farabaugh, Cletus F R. F. D. No. 1 Carrolltown, Penna. 

Farischon, Anthony B 1026 Beech St Scranton, Penna. 

Farley, Preston J 124 N. Cass St Ottumwa, Iowa 

Fenstamaker, George C Rauchtown, Penna. 

Fermier, Philip C 2532 N. 32d St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Fessenden, Lester R. F. D. No. 3 Port Allegheny, Penna. 

FiGGATT, Stanley T 371 Collicello Ave Harrisonburg, Va. 

FiLoso, Antonio 210 Ella St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Finnegan, Thomas J 4235 Haldane St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

FiscH, Abraham New York, N. Y. 

Ford, Burton C East Bangor, Penna. 

Frantz, Joseph Bellevernon, Penna. 

Frey, Henry F Pennsdale, Penna. 

Fridy, Thomas A Wallaceville, S. C. 

Fritz, Robert C Glenshaw, Penna. 

Frutchey, Clark Box 3 Wind Gap, Penna. 

Fryer, Amos R Washington Ave Bridgeville, Penna. 

Furry, Jacob W Loysburg, Penna. 

Fusco, Joseph 606 Rebecca Ave Wilkinsburg, Penna. 

Garlarneau, Leo A Duluth, Minn. 

Gallagher, Benjamin W 450 W. 7th St Erie, Penna. 

Gamble, Thomas S Dry Run, Penna. 

Gever, Samuel 330 Wolf St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Gilbert, Ellis D 5345 Walton Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Giuffra, John Vineland, N. J. 

Given, Robert A Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia, Penna. 

Goff, George 603 Grant St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Goldstein, Bennie 631 McKean St Philadelphia, Penna. 



GoRA, Mike J Price St Pittsburgh, Penxa. 

Gorton, Floyd H R. F. D. No. 2 New Milford, Penna. 

Greenawalt, Daniel B Winchester, Va. 

Greenig, Warren R 1806 N. Front St Philadelphl\, Penna. 

Grim, Andrew C R. F. D. No. 1 Steven City, Va. 

Grouard, Fran^ B 2717 Massachusetts Ave Cincin^nati, Ohio 

GuNiA, Paul F Springdale, Penna. 

GwiNNER, Charles C 6040 Chestnut St PhiLu\delphl\, Penna. 

Hahn, William A 617 E. 4th St Ottumwa, Iowa 

Hall, Charles W Missouri Valley, Iowa 

Hamilton, Harry L., Jr 757 Sparta St Chester, III. 

Hamilton, John L 620 4th Ave New Kensington, Penna. 

Hammett, Frank S 

Harper, Fleming B Ambrose, Ga. 

Hart, Francis J Glidden, Wis. 

Haynes, Lester 

Helfrich, Charles F 24 Monroe St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Hellenger, Paul N Three Oaks, Mich. 

Henes, John E .604 Main St Hamilton, Ohio 

Higgins, Leo P .1355 Dartmouth St Scranton, Penna. 

Hinds, Enoch 

Hirzel, George E 

Hodgson, Robert W 

Hoffman, Raymond A 2309 Memphis St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Holly, Azel E R. F. D. No. 1 Ceres, N. Y. 

HoMA, John 

Houck, Lester O 49 High St Bangor, Penna. 

Houston, Fred E 37 Center St Elm Grove, W. Va. 

Huff, Fay E 108 Maple St Athens, Penna. 

Hughes, John W Wynnewood, Penna. 

Hunt, Patrick J 119 N. 21st St Philadelphia, Penna. 

HuRD, John R 1913 8th Ave Altoona, Penna. 

Hurt, Robert H R. F. D. No. 7 Beford, Va. 

Hutchinson, Earle H 93 Pleasant St Attleboho, Mass. 

Hutchinson, Frank R 2442 Sedglen St Philademmiia, Pknna. 

Ihnat, John 119 S. Thomas St Gali.itzix. Pi:\\\. 

Inghram, John R. F. D. No. 2 Cahmk iia ki,. Tiaw. 

Inselbich, Michael 171 Vernon Ave Buooki.'i \. X. 

Irving, Walter J Locw. X. I)\k. 

Irwin, Harvey T 'I'skoi,. I'i \\\. 

Itterly, John C Flu ks\ i i.i i . I'lws. 

Jewv, Jacob S 809 Stone Ave Sckwiux. I'iaw. 

Joiixsox, .Vhthuk J l-w^i. ri;\\\. 

JoHN.soN, Carl A I.w-^i . I'i;n\\. 

Johnson, Charles R 5902 Green St I'n 1 1. \ n i i i \ . I'knna. 

Johnson, Leon A 207 S. Conrad Ave.... K. kdmo. Ind. 

Johnson, Maurice B 1326 X. Alden St riiii.\i)i:i,nii \. I'enna. 

Johnson, Walter M 

JoLAs, Eugene H 1 W. 7()th St Xi;\\ WuiK. X. V. 

Kakkk. Ciiaklks J Hh;ii St I'm.ia, I'i nw. 

Kak,h( iiKK, FiiKi) (J 1776 Waterloo Ave Pun mi i iim \. I'lwv. 

Kaxk. Miciiaki Ni V,,uK, X. \. 

KaTICII, MaUTIX S\X \X( IM (), Cal. 

Keith, Lowkll .V 2()t'2 X. (n ii S i Piiii, vdki.I'Ii i \, I'kxna. 

Kellkv, Joiix L 807 Weschler Ave Erie. I'enna. 

Kennedy, John S 3316 B. Sx Philadelphia, Penna. 

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Keohane, Hubert L Columbia Ave. and 17th St Tyrone, Penna. 

Kerr, James S R. F. D. No. 1 Bulger, Penna. 

Kettelberger, August J., Jr 1832 N. 4th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Kiblinger, Sankey B 

KiLLius, William J 729 Jenny Lind St McKeesport, Penna. 

KiMPEL, Emil O 126 N. 14th St Springfield, III. 

King, Harvey H 1366 E. Haines St Philadelphia, Penna. 

King, Steven J 436 Maple St Jenkintown, Penna. 

Kirkwood, Lee W Box 29 Red Bank, Penna. 

Kitchen, Wilmer J Shavertown, Penna. 

Klein, Joseph N 

Kleinhans, Joseph P 516 W. Huntington Philadelphia, Penna. 

Klieppinger, Russell C 3513 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Kline, Leslie C 306 Pine St Curwensville, Penna. 

Kline, Weldon G R. F. D. No. 1 Aspers, Penna. 

Klinger, John E 338 Spring St Middletown, Penna. 

Korsen, Theodore A 354 New York Ave Jersey City, N. J. 

Krause, Earlen R 618 E. 1st St Nescopeck, Penna. 

Kohlman, Edward 113 W. State St Hammond, Ind. 

Lafferty, Charles 2321 W. Cumberland St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Lambert, William G 414 Park Ave Coudersport, Penna. 

Lathan, Arthur J 

Lawrence, Gerald P 211 New York Ave Rochester, Penna. 

Leacock, Frank H 27 Wilton St .Manchester, N. H. 

Leadley, George A 536^^ Coplin Ave Detroit, Mich. 

Lee, Lawrence C 10th St. and Knox Ave Monessen, Penna. 

Lee, William V 3315 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Legg, Bernard B Kaymore, W. Va. 

Legg, John R. F. D. No. 1 Fayette City, Penna. 

Lemon, Robert C Near Chriskany, W. Va. 

Leonberger, Walter E 1931 S. 57th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Levey, Israel 1959 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

LiBERATORE, Gabriele 323 Brommall St Chester, Penna. 

Lightcap, Russell H Bethayres, Penna. 

LiNDAMooD, Kin C R. F. D. No. 2 Mt. Jackson, Va. 


LoDYGA, Casimir J Kansas City, Mo. 

Long, Harry 

LovETTE, Everett T 1822 N. 22d St Philadelphia, Penna. 

LuBiCH, Alexander A 215 Wick St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Luce, James L 

LuTHY, Gregory S 1145 S. 1st St Springfield, III. 

Lyberger, John W 645 Coleman St Johnstown, Penna. 

Lynn, William E 307 W. 29th St. .Wilmington, Del. 

Lyon, Herbert H Martin, W. Va. 

Lyon, Hollister W Condersport, Penna. 

McArthur, Donald R 614 E. Main St Bradford, Penna. 

McBride, Robert P 

McCall, Floyd W 604 3d Ave Oskaloosa, Iowa 

McClaugherty, Walter I R. F. D. No. 1 Springwood, Va. 

McCloskey, Francis A St. Mary's Hospital Philadelphia, Penna. 

McCrea, Leigh T 7837 Coles Ave Chicago, III. 

McCuLLouGH, Raymond 

McCully, George S 100 Grant Ave Etna, Penna. 

McCunney, Stanley J 115 S. Cottage Ave Doylestown, Penna. 

McDevitt, John M 3134 Ariningo Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 



McDoNouGH, Elmer B Chesaaick, Penna. 

McGarry, Joseph B 128 Union St Pittstown, Penna. 

McGee, Sumpter G 116 Montague Danville, Va. 

McGladigan, Gerald J 

McGreevy, Charles M 645 Hazel St Wilkes-Barre, Pentsta. 

McHuGH, John T 158 Aldrich St Buffalo, N. Y. 

McKeown, Michael J 37 j\L\xwell St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

McLawren, Chester L 624 W. Rittenhouse St Geraiantown, Penna. 

McNally, Bernard Lee 9 High St Phcenixville, Penna. 

IVIacFarlane, Howard W Box 703 Bessemer, Mich. 

Maas, George 2537 Millwood Ave Glendale, Long Island, N. Y. 

Magimm, Francis E 5816 Hazel Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Mahoney, Harrison G 300 Lafayette Ave Collingdale, Pentva. 

IVLvLicK, John E < .320 S. Shamokin St Shamokin, Penna. 

Malnati, Milo 521 W. 5th St Duluth, Minn. 

]VLi.LOY, Frank H 2740 N. 15th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

IVLvMMEN, Raymond R 416 S. 5th St Paduca, Ky. 

jVLvnchester, John E 2737A Park Ave St. Louis, Mo. 

Mann, Herbert S 1209 Barton Ave Richmond, Va. 

Manning, George P. A 44 Henshaw St West Newton, ]\L\ss. 

Markey, Robert C 519 3d Ave Tarenun, Penna. 

Mason, Arthur B 304 Thornton St Newport, Ky. 

IVLvsoNKEY, Joseph W Homer City, Penna. 

Matthews, Howard A Box 234 ]\L\ckinaw, III. 

Mawtiorter, John R 3327 E. Vermont St Indianapolis, Ind. 

Max, George L 181 Wabacha St St. Paul, Minn. 

Mayer, Morris 2635 Somerset St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Medling, Virgil I Malder, Mo. 

Mendelhall, Francis E R. F. D. No. 3 Oxford, Penna. 

Merryman, Russell Q Sandy Ridge, Penna. 

Meyer, Ernest 2425 N. 28th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Middleton, John B 77 Herman St Germantown, Penna. 

Miller, Charles J 3921 N. Sawyer Ave Chicago, III. 

Miller, James P 106 Dickson Ave Ben Avon, Penna. 

MiLLHEiM, Charles B 26 Park St Nazareth, Penna. 

Mitchell, Nehemiah 1 625 Welsh St Chester, Penna. 

Moore, James D 6429 Jefferson St Philadki.piii \, Pknxa. 

Moses, George E General Delivery Swiss ( iiv, Ind. 

Moss, Joseph 822 Oxford St Philadki.i'iii a, I'i.wa. 

Mulhearn, James A 

Murden, Edwin R R. F. D. No. 2 Prin( i:ss Awk, \ a. 

Nailen, Edward J Lyco.ming St Camox, I'i;\\a. 

Nasso, Joseph Maddo.x St ('hi m I>v\m;, 1'i;\\a. 

Newhouse, Michael F Oconki, Nkh., William G 'I noi.v. I'iana. 

Nickell, Charles A 

Noble, Thomas N 2325 Tasker St . . . Piin.\i)i i.imm \, I'iana. 

Nolan, Ray.mond A 5647 Spracu e St I'iiii.\i)i:i.nii \. I'iana. 

Nuckles, George W I'l.i: \s \ nt \ ii.\\. \'a. 

O'Brien, Alpiionsi s A b2«S Onkida St Siiwuimn, I'ianv. 

O'Brien, James .V 'M)\- (^i incv \vk I'ittsiu in.ii, I'ianx. 

Oden, Gustavk a 1440 Bocii irr St Mc Kkksi-oht. I'ianv. 

O'GoRMAN, Richard J 

O'Leary, John H 163 W. Wieshart St Philadelpmi.x. I'ianv. 

O'Neill, James V 1127 Cottmax St Philadelphi.\. 

O'Neill, John L 14.5S Loi rsr St Terra Haute, Ind. 



Orlando, Gioacchino 600 Sanderson St Pottsville, Penna. 

Osborne, Hilary Lake Como, Penna. 

Oyler, Edward G R. F. D. No. 11 Chambersburg, Penna. 

Pace, Secondo 941 Annin St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Pallister, Thomas, Jr 126 N. Ward St Ottumwa, Iowa 

Patterson, Allen J 225 Main St Winoski, Vt. 

Payne, William 38 W. Broad St W. Hazelton, Penna. 

Pegelow, Walter 8243=^ W. Baltimore St Baltimore, Md. 

PiERsoN, Donald Illinois 

PocHiBA, Joseph Leechburg, Penna. 

Pribich, Steve 1253^ McConaughy Johnstown, Penna. 

Price, Willard L 208 College St Piqua, Ohio 

Price, William N 5519 Jackson St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Pryor, Bruce L 395 Hummel Ave Lemoyne, Penna. 

Pugh, John L R. F. D. No. 1 Salem, Va. 

Quenzer, Harry M 4221 N. 6th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Ransone, Curtis F Molusk, Va. 

Raitt, Earl E Dingmans Ferry, Penna. 

Ray, Thomas J 1613 E. North Grand Springfield, III. 

Redding, Edward J. 218 Read St Clearville, Penna. 

Reese, William C 274 Madison St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Reher, John M 8117 D St Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Penna. 

Reid, Frank L Broadway, Va. 

Reinehr, Joseph H 127 1st Ave Tarentum, Penna. 

Rennebarth, Arnold K Gibsona, Penna. 

Resnick, Samuel 123 Amboy St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Reynolds, Charles E Salem, Va. 

Rice, Cesco S 

Rice, Gustavus 1407 N. 7th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Richardson, Herbert E., Jr 1802 Grove Ave Richmond, Va. 

RioRDAN, Lewis R 

RiNiER, Glen E 422 Michigan Ave Logansport, Ind. 

Robertson, Ralph D 75 Minaville St Amsterdam, N. Y. 

RoDGERs, Clement S R. F. D. No. 5 Chicora, Penna. 

RoNAN, Wallace 604 Delhi Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 

Rose, Ben H Senath, Mo. 

Rose, Harry 2543 N. Marstoons St Philadelphia, Penna. 


Roth, Henry T 520 S. Washington Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Rundash, x\ndrew 15 E. Gray St McAdoo, Penna. 

Runner, Joseph F 1733 Filbert St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Rusk, Thomas W 5318 Palmetto St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Russell, Charles H Clarksville, Va. 

Russell, John S 12 Oakwood Ave Crafton, Penna. 

Ryan, James J 3731 N. 16th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Salzer, Charles S East Orange, N. J. 

Sargent, Walter P Sergent, Neb. 

Saunders, Harry R . .4226 Westminster Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Schenkel, Leo J 1108 Boskamp St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Schick, Theodore F 316 W. 24 St Erie, Penna. 

Schilling, Harold J 391 St. Joseph St Easton, Penna. 

ScHLLEiER, Sylvester J 

Schlesinger Samuel G 

ScHMiD, Joseph K 2315 Sepirva St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Schoenig, Ernest 2540 S. Juniper St Philadelphia, Penna. 

ScHOFER, Erwin 402 Harris Ave Crafton, Penna. 



ScHUBOLE, Harry W 

ScHWALBACH, George W 2325 Oxford St Phil.\delphia, Pexna. 

Schwartz, Samuel 871 N. Lawrexxe St Phil-^delpiiia, Pexxa. 

Setley, Herbert Hastixcis, Mixx. 

Shaffer, Eugene W 1721 N. 10th St Philadelphia, Pexxa. 

Shaffer, Joseph E 2513 Beale Ave Altooxa, Pexxa. 

Shainess, Abraham 20 Lenox Ave New York, N. Y. 

Shaprio, Lewis 208 St. George Aa^e Reselle, N. J. 

Shaw, Fred 4012 Market St Philadelphl\, Pex^na. 

Shelton, Lester M Sugar Grove, Va. 

Shento, Donato 11 Mayflower St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Sherr, Maurice 3211 Kenneth Square Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Shrum, William E 664 N. Frazier St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Siegel, Charles J 

SiNON, Michael J 2230 N. Waterloo St Philadelphl\, Penna. 

SipPLE, George J 87 N. Bennet Court Hazelton, Penna. 

Sites, George B Swoope, Va. 

Smith, Charles L R. F. D. No. 4 Warrentown, Va. 

Smith, Chester M 1124 Oak St Allentown, Penna. 

Smrek, August J Portage, Penna. 

SoDEN, Frederick H 6 Ernest St Oneoxta, N. Y. 

Sontstenburg, Samuel 406 E. Marshall St Rk h.moxd, ^'A. 

SPACKiL^N, Dayton B Woodland. Pexxa. 

Stacy, James A 6218 Race St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Stafford, Will I 

Stahl, Howard A 

Stahl, Willl\m H 

Stewart, Philip H Mocksville, N. C. 

Stoll, John 311 E. Girard Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Struse, William S 547 E. Hermitage St Philadelphia, Penna. 

SuHR, John A 3320 Brotherton Road Cincinnati, Ohio 

Sutherland, Ernest L Church Road, Va. 

Saveale, John F Lloyddell, Pexxa. 

SwEiMAX, William B 933 S. 2d St PniLADKi.i'iii a, Pkxxa. 

Talmadge, Gilson M 5271 Jefferson St Piiilvdi i.imii \, 1'i;\\a. 

Taylor, Frank 3722 N. 15th St Piiiladki.i'ii ia, 1'i:\\a. 

Tengowski, Anthony A 400 Delaware and South Sts FonKsr Cirv, I'kxxa. 

Terner, Morris 1121 Bluff St Pi ttsiu hcii. I'kxxa. 

Tho\lvs, Howard C 110 W. Tabor Rd Piiiladklimiia, I'kxxa. 

Thomas, Snow H Nk Ga. 

Thompson, Alexander 1 2814 Bedford Ave I'iitsih ucii, I'kxxa. 

Thorpk, Thomas Mays I^axdixc;. N. J. 

Ti(;x()h, Jamks a 100 E. Franklin St Hk iimoxd. \'a. 

Toms, John P ( 'ox i;s\ m.kk. \ a. 

Treston, Clarence J 3417 X. Swkdlky St Piiiladkmmii \. I'kxxx. 

Tuite, Lewis C 71 Kxowlks St I'aw n ( kkt, \{. I. 

Tumberlin, Lee A 

Tune, William O R. F. D. No. 2 Paces. Va. 

Turk, Lewis J Beaver Bhook. I'kxxa. 

Turner, Cecil P 1523 Dlvmoxd St Piiiiadki.imii \, I'kxxa. 

VanBalen Blanken, Joost J Siorx I'"\i.ks. S. I)\k. 

VanDusex, Khxest C 40 Siikhmax St Joiixsox City. \. 

VonKhi-g, Edwix 25(5 W. !)7tii St Nku V<.uk, N. V. 

VOSSMEYKH, St( art K)!) IloDCK St N K\\ I'OHT. Kv. 

Wade, John L 1011 S. FAUUAca T Terrace Piiiladklpiilx. Pexxa. 

Wagenfeld, Earl C 401 Wyomixc; St Dayton, Ohio 


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Wagner, George H R. F. D. No. 5 Roanoke, Va. 

Wallace, Sidney J North Bend, Ore. 

Washk, Arthur W Wekter, Penna. 

Watkins, Arnold Coaldale, Penna. 

Watson, Thomas 1414 Margaret St Munhall, Penna. 

Weikel, Roscoe G Crystal, W. Va. 

Weinberger, Harry H 2559 S. Marshall St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Weisheier, Norbert R. F. D. No. 2, Box 36 Johnstown, Penna. 

Weiss, Glenn .Wilson, Va. 

Wentz, Walter W 

Wentzel, George A R. F. D. No. 1 Landisburg, Penna. 

Wenzel, George L 3631 Frankford Ave Philadelphia. Penna. 

West, George H 5528 Hadfield St Philadelphia, Penna. 

White, Homer Pawnee, III. 

Wilkinson, Andrew N 

Wilkinson, Charles 117 E. Tioga St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Wilson, Frederick 

Wilson, Wilbur E Brownsville, Penna. 

Winston, Henry G 

Winter, William J 2122 Brownsville Rd Carrick, Penna. 


Wise, Gary F Route No. 6 Carlisle, Penna. 

Wittman, Carl R 117 Cottage St Merrill, Wis. 

Wood, Ernest 645 E. Cornwall St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Wood, Frank R Chase City, Va. 

Wray, Sloan S Spring Church, Penna. 

ZuiDEMA, John W R. F. D. No. 2 Mattoax, Va. 


Aaron, Merrill J 1209 14th St Altoona, Penna. 

Abbott, Edwin A 

AccARDi, Frank 1316 9th St Eddystone, Penna. 

Adams, George C 2 Lombardi St Newark, N. J. 

Ammerman, Cyril V 

Ames, Shepherd K Pungoleague, Va. 

Anderson, Albert E 1016 Washington St Carney's Point, N. J. 

Anderson, Alfred 5625 Pemberton St Philadelphla., Penna. 

Anderson, Robert C R. F. D. No. 21 Cambridge Springs, Penna. 

Andrews, James 

Angle, Lewis W Carmichael, Penna. 

Arbegast, Ralph S 419 W. Keller St Mechanicksburg, Penna. 

Archer, George D 5638 Norton St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Archhorn, Robert 

Areford, John G Carmichaels, Penna. 

Armstrong, Alfred H 2d St Harrisburg, Penna. 

Armstrong, Einar G 155 E. 40th St New York, N. Y. 

Armstrong, Joseph W 2214 N. 2d St Harrisburg, Penna. 

Ashkinazi, David 537 E. 5th St New York, N. Y. 


Baeumer, John P 531 . Perth St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Bagley, William H 

Bailey, Mark T 

Baird, Leroy H Mt. Holly Springs, Penna. 

Baker, William M Perryopolis, Penna. 

Balliet, John F 803 Raines St Scranton, Penna. 



Ballo^l\, Joseph 715 S. 8th St Philadelphia, Pexxa. 

Barber, Jack G 1861 X. 10th St Lo.s Angeles, Cal. 

Barbuscak, Mike 

Barger, Waymax 

Barlow, Edgar A 510 X. ]MEADt)w St Richmoxd, ^'A. 

Barlup, Hugh T Box 186 Waynesboro. Pexxa. 

Barxer, Willlam E R. F. D. Xo. 31 Conneautville. Pexxa. 

Barnes, Carl C 

Barrox, Anthony J 1223 Liberty St Fraxklix, Pexxa. 

Bartlett, Emmett G 

Beasley, Bexxey F S.moots. Va. 

Beaumoxt, Frederick A 4903 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, Pexxa. 

Bechtel, Ralph E 338 Wood St. Reading, Pexxa. 

Beck, Egar E R. F. D. Xo. 2 Flint.stoxe, Md. 

Belcher, Fazie F Richlaxds, Va. 

Bell, George T 1101 Evergreen Ave Shaler Top. Pexxa. 

Bell, Willlam M M \( ()\, Mo. 

Bendheim, Adrlan L 15 Boulevard Rk iimdxd, \'a. 

Bexdler, Joseph 929 Bank St Waterbury, Conn. 

Benthin, Frederick , 

Berger, Louis 

Bernard, Heril\n C 162 RosmsoN St PiTTSBriKJii, Pexxa. 

Bernstein-, E\l\nuel 21013^ E. Franklin St Rk iimoxd. \'a. 

Bernsteix, Harry 2101 E. Franklin St Rk umoxd, \'a. 

Bixgham, George S., Jr 2427 E. Clearfield St Philadelphia. Pexxa. 

Black, Ruben X 1209 Lysle Ave Port ^'IE\v, Pexxa. 

Blanchard, Ellsworth E Pine City, ]\Iinx. 

Blaxey, Edward S Parkers Pexxa. 

Bogart, Joiix E 247 Parris St Wilke.s-Bahi<e. Pexxa. 

Boi.ssEAX, Laxie E 2307 Park Ave Rk iimoxd, 

BoxxER, Joseph F 

Booth, Rov Willi amsiu ik;. \ a. 

BoovE, .Vrthur W 

Booz, William F 924 W. Lafayette St Xokui^towx, I*i.\\\. 

Bowie, Allex H Main St C.n ixi.rox. \ v. 

Howmax, Chahles H 

BoWSEK, Lk\'I T 

Bov( E. I)a\ ii) M 

BovcE, Joseph P 373 \. Wasiiixgton St Wilkks-B \huk, I'exxa. 

BoYEK. TIakuv T Box 52 S\\\tmm. Tkxw. 

Bhadlev. Kdw ix K 123 X. 7rii St \ i.i.iatow \ , 

Brake, Ja< ois L R. F. 1). No. 7 Cii \Mi!Eii>iu n... I'ixnv. 

Brauek, Kkedehkk AV., Jr 2501 l\ i;xsix(,i()\ \\y. |{imimom.. \ \. 

BUECIIT. JOHX C 23 Ro( KV (;i(0\E \\ K KiMXKI.IX. I'lWS. 

Breysse, Pierre \ Box 441 Mou(.\n. I'i nxx. 

Brickmoxt, (Ieorce .V 713 Moxroorii St I'lTi'-r.i um.ii. I'iwv. 

Bric;(;s, Howahd L 3 Pake I^oad K\i;i(i Tr. M \ss. 

Brill. Hexkv R 

Bhitcheh, Khaxk X 211 Loci st St Ha\()\ ek, Pkxxa. 

Brooks, (Jardexeu Willi amsiu in;, V\. 


BuowAxs, IIakhy E R. F. D. No. 3 Si nhi i<v. 1'exxa. 

Bkowx, .Vli hei) C 

15HOWX, Dewev L 


BuBB, Charles Hkhiesx ille, I'exxa. 



BucHER, Emil Rudolph 213 E. Rockland St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Buckley, Thomas D Sylvan Ave Bridgeport, Conn. 

BuccERONi, Louis Italy 

Bunting, James V 1439 Cayuga St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Buragas, Francis J 56 Sheriden St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Burke, Frank J 330 Irving Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Burke, Thomas J 1637 Edgewood St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Burnett, Walter G 411 W. Grace St Richmond, Va. 

BuRNwoRTH, Arthur P Perryopolis, Penna. 

Butler, Neil V 834 S. Main St Old Forge, Penna. 

Butler, Walter W R. F. D. No. 2 Boyce, Idaho 

Byrd, Floyd C Monterey, Va. 

Cabell, Randolph Waynesboro, Va. 

Caimi, Dominico 1316 9th St Eddystone, Penna. 

Callahan, Emanuel F 1215 N. 2d St Harrisburg, Penna. 

Callahan, John L 53 Ontario St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Callish, Harry E 1643 Monument Ave Richmond, Va. 

Cantwell, Guy A 142 Chestnut St Bradford, Penna. 

Cardenas, Francisco Eagle Pass, Texas 

Carey, John W Box 585 Penn Argyl, Penna. 

Carns, Leroy W 140 Elm St Carlisle, Penna. 

Carothers, Rezin J Cutler, Ohio 

Carpenter, Knowl D 

Carradice, Herbert 143 W. Luray St Olney P. O., Penna. 

Carson, Felix E Lincolnton, N. C. 

Casady, William T South St St. Mary's, Penna. 

Castello, Francis C 2015 Summer St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Catone, John 217 4th St . Braddock, Penna. 

Catsiff, John H 

Cessna, Charles P 

Chalker, William H Wheeling, W. Va. 

Chappell, Hugh W R. F. D. No. 4 Hertford, N. C. 

Chittendon, Roy F 

Christoph, Andrew F R. F. D. No. 3 Tuxenburg, Wis. 

Clark, Frederick W 

Clark, Marcus 

Clifford, Leon E 705 Race St Shamokin, Penna. 

Clipsham, Raymond E 1316 S. 57th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Clukey, George H 

CoBURN, Lenice Narrows, Va. 

Cochran, Hugh L Wallard, Mo. 

Codd, Edward W 7116 Ingleside Ave Chicago, III. 

Code, Charles R Shenago St Wheatland, Penna. 

Coffman, Richard R. F. D Cresco, Penna. 

Cohen, Emil E Carthage, Mo. 

Cohen, Harry 2417 Warwick Ave Newport News, Va. 

Cohen, Louis H 88 Washington St Bradford, Penna. 

Cole, Myron E Orangville, Penna. 

Coleman, Mark R DeWitt, Va. 

Collins, James M Main St Mildred, Penna. 

Collins, Robert H Gravette, Ark. 

Condilis, Sotirios 

Condon, Francis J 1258 S. 49th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Conn, David Roaring Branch, Penna. 

Connelly, Nathan W R. F. D. No. 5 LaGrange, Ind. 



Conner, Dwight H 

Conrad, Charles E 22 W. ]VL\in St Mechanicksville, Penna. 

Conrad, John W 209 Washington St Mechanicksburg, Penna. 

CooKus, John W Shepherdstown, W. Va. 

Corson, William H 823 Cherry St Willl\msport, Penna. 

Cosby, Walter C 403 E. Clay St Richmond, Va. 

Coulter, George W 30 N. Felton St Phil.\delphia, Penna. 

Craig, Arthur C 23 Penn St Ridgeway, Penna. 

Craigmile, Vivian D 

Craul, Paul E 2016 N. 6th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Crenshaw, Thomas H 

Cron, Arthur 98 E. Broad St East Stroudsburg, Penna. 

Crossley, Noble F Kinsale, Va. 

Crowder, Frank F 727 Central Ave Ocean City, N. J. 

Culver, Robert T Illinois Trust Co Chicago, III. 

Cummings, Robert S. . 311 Spruce St Scr.\nton, Penna. 

Cunius, Charles E 2831 N. Front St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Cunningham, Edwin A 1204 Chislett St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

CusiCK, Edward 523 Ridge St Charlottsville, Va. 

Custer, Everett E 

Dailey, Vincent A 5911 Bellfield Ave Germantown, Penna. 

Dale, William V 710 Baltimore St Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Dance, Charles O Hawlsboro, Va. 

Davidson, Willl\m F 

Davis, Donald L Pultney Apts Geneva, N. Y. 

Davis, John A. G 

Davis, Leroy R 

Davis, Newton B 

Davis, Oscar H R. F. D. No. 9, Box 15 Richmond, Va. 

Davis, Paul P 

Davis, Percy P 163 W. Lippincott St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Davis, Walter J 306 N. Rol.\nd St Richmond, Va. 

Deangelis, Aneiceto Pine St Curnesville, Penna. 

Dearden, Walter 533 Ciriarve St Philadelphia, Pkwa. 

Decker, Ritner W Mountain IIomk, ri:\\A. 

Deisenroth, William J 10 Magnolia Ave Wilkks-15 akki; I'i.wa. 

Delaney, Joseph F THf)MAsT(j.\. IIh kciiksmh.i.i:, 1'i:\\a. 

Delp, Russell D 333 Broadway St Ha\(;()u, I'i.wa. 

Dennin, Bernard A 124 N. 56th St Piiiladki.i'hia. 1'k\n\. 

Dentler, Walter L Lkmastkhs, Pkwa. 

Dietzen, John W 

DoERR, Christian D < i i.\ Tiwv. 

Donnelly, C^harles G 1340 Forbes St Pittsiu ucii I'iaw. 

Donnelly, Patl V 5731 Pine St Philadkli'iiia. I'kwa. 

Donnon, John 1122 Charlottk Ave ^■()^^(;sT()\\ \, Ohio 

DoTsoN, Edwin M R. F. D. No. 3 Roanoke. V\. 

Downey, John J 207 Middli: St Portsmouth, Va. 

Doyle, Morgan J 305 Maim.i; Am; Altoona, Penna. 

Dreisbach, Edwin A 1400 K. Pim; St Maiianoy City. Pkwa. 

Drenkel, Floyd F Louank, I'knna. 

Droney, Bernard J 

Drummond, Leslie L Box 37 W. Va. 

Ducan, Willlvm H 2009 I>kktiic;()i,i, St Piiii.adkm'hi \, I'enna, 

nr<;<;AN, Hkhnaud II 2M!) \. 'iT-rii St Pmiladelphlv, Penna. 

Dulahon, CvAHiCK X T.'ios Idi.kwm.i) St Pittshuugh, Penna. 

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DuMANSKi, Charles , . , . , 

DuNLOP, Harry 1448 N. 60th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

DuRovcHiK, Andrew K 1623 Winchester Ave Lakewood, Ohio 

Dyer, Theodore D 

Eagan, William F 117 Qnondado St Warren, Penna. 

Early, John W. .. . 818 Thorn St Reading, Penna. 

EcK, Howard D . . . 243 Valley Wood Drive East Toledo, Ohio 

Eckardt, Albert E. 

EcKENRODE,. William E 1036 Washington. St Williamsport, Penna. 

Edsell, Charles L LeRaysville, Penna. 

Eggleston, David O . - . _ Charlotte Court House, Va. 

Egoff, Glen . . .R. F. D. No. 1 Schellsburg, Penna. 

Ehlers, Fredie W Leonard, Minn. 

Eisenhart, Leon H 58 E. Sunbury St Shamokin, Penna. 

EisENHOUR, Herman J 112 S. Water St Hummelstown, Penna. 

Ellington, George R Reidsville, N. C. 

Ellis, Robert S 

Elwang, William B.. 1703 Park Ave Richmond, Va. 

Epstein, Clarence 11 Magnolia Apts Louisville, Ky. 


EsLiNGER, Charles R R. F. D. No. 1 Griggs, Okla. 

Evans, Oliver F Philadelphia, Penna. 

Evans, Solan N 

Everett, John W 

EwERT, John Lacka waxen, Penna. 

Fanton, Joseph L , 

Faralle, Antonio.. R. F. D. No. 2 Onancook, Va! 

Farres, Charles G Main St Greenville, Penna. 

Faulk, Carl W Elbon, Penna. 

Fay, Charles H 819 Meads St Williamsport, Penna. 

Fedor, George Greensburg, Pa. 

Feeley, Walter J 1841 Rittnor St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Fellogk, Charles A 

Fenton, William Harvey R. F. D. No. 1 Newville, Penna. 

Fessenden, Durward B R. F. D. Box 3 Roulette, Penna. 

Fielder, Cecil 

Fish, Raymond F Box 37 Cameron, W. Va. 

FisHBORNE, Abraham 

Fishburn, Harry J 197 S. Railroad St Hummelstown, Penna. 

Fitzgerald, John C 350 E. Price St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Fochtman, Charles R R. F. D. No. 2 Calloway, Neb. 

FoGLE, Harry E 1104 E. Central Ave Titusville, Penna. 

Foley, Michael J 1722 Fox St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

FoRSTMAN, Robert L 2515 Grove Ave Richmond, Va. 

Fraley, Walter E 27 Orange St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Franklin, George O 

Frantz, Robert E Stevensville, Penna. 

Fritsch, Jacob G. . . ., 16 Stone Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Frost, Andrew Carmichael, Penna. 

Fry, Joe E 

Frye, Ralph W 


Funk, Leland A 

Gabel, William E 26 Abbott St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Gallicci, Nicholas 7901 Eastwick Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Galliher, Ezikel S Meadows View, Va. 



Galpert, Max 238 Washington St Bangor, Me. 

Garber, Joseph L 2200 N. 29th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Garis, Elmer B Souderton, Penna. 

Gates, Daniel B 

Gauss, Henry M 31o Apple St Durham, N. C. 

Geddy, George R Teave, Va. 

Geddy, Thomas H Willl\msburg, Penna. 

Gehman, Albert G 

George, Harold H 1271 Goodfellow Ave St. Louis Mo. 

George, Herbert 1326 West Broad St Quakertown, Penna. 

Gerhardt, John D 527 Homer St Johnstown, Penna. 

Gibson, Ahthur F 4932 Kingsessing Ave Philadelphl\, Penna. 

Gibsox, Edward L 1821 W. Gary St Richmond, Va. 

Gibson, Weslky C 

Gilbert. Joe B Star Route Chatham, Va. 

Gilbert, William A Coudersport, Penna. 

Gilliland, Cl.\rence H 

GiMBi, Ruby 26 N. Tamaqua St McAdoo, Penna. 

Ginsberg, Benjamin 965 Herkimer St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Goheen, William M 1342 Lincoln A\ e Tyrone, Penna. 

Goldbahth. Harvey M 2S()() Mom \ii:\ r A\ e Richmond, Va. 

Goldberg, Herman 301 Ghkistian St Philadelphl\, Penna. 

Golden, Curtiss E W^arfudsburg, Penna. 

Golden, Nathan Cincinnati, Ohio 

GoocH, RoL.\ND L IVL\iN St Oxford, N. C. 

GooDE, Ralph L 1122 S. Boulevard Charlotte, N. C. 

Gordon, Joseph A 

GoRDY, Morris 537 N. 5th St Philadelphl\, Penna. 

Gravatt, Virgil A Enfield, Va. 

Gray, Joseph G 5th St Barnsboro, Penna. 

Gregory, Algernon G 66 W. 9th St New York, N. Y. 

Griffin, jVL^urice E 328 W. Gary St Richmond, Va. 

Grimm, Willla.m B Panther, Penna. 

Grove, Jesse 101 Beckers Ave York, Pen^^a. 

Grube, Ralph J 307 W. Main St Coatesville, Penna. 

Gruber, Oscar H 439 S. 57th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Hackett. Felix 2212 N. Orkney* St Phil.\delphia, Penna. 

Haines, Walter S 318 Frant^lin Ave Wilkinsburg, Penna. 

Hale, Daniel Narrows, Va. 

Hale, Percy H . . . Narrows, Va. 

Hall, R\rvey B 4523 Worth St Philadelphl\, Penna. 

Hammer, John E Aaimon, Va. 

Hammond, Glenn F 927 State St Velvider, III. 

Hancock, Charley G 120 Church St Roanoke, Va. 

Hanks, Charles R 

Hanlon, James T 460 Railroad Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Harbach, Raymond L R. F. D. No. 1 Loganton, Penna. 

Hardman, John B Tanner, W. Va. 

Hargraves, Alfred F., Jr West Point, Va. 

Harkess, John B 104 E. Clay St Richmond, Va. 

Harms, John 

Harris, Samuel J Bellville, Mich. 

Harster, Joseph 

Hatton, Frank E 

Hawks, .\rthur S 

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Hawks, Harvey 

Hazen, Herman M Montoursville, Penna. 

Held, Charles 

Helfrich, Robert J 110 W. Walnut St Titusville, Penna. 

Henderson, Jacob F 2164 N. Camac St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Henderson, William Philadelphia, Penna. 

Hennesey, Nicholas 824 Island Ave McKees Rocks, Penna. 

Henry, Frederick W Wallis Run, Penna. 

Herman, John 

Herold, Roy P Minnehaha Springs, W. Va. 

Hertle, William C R. F. D. No. 3 Mansfield, Penna. 

HiBBs, Benjamin F 91 S. Mt. Vernon St Uniontown, Penna. 

HiBBS, Henry H 7818 Underwood Ave Birmingham, Ala. 

HicKEY, William R 22 N. Front St Darby, Penna. 

HiESTER, Charles W 109 W. Douglass St Reading, Penna. 

Hill, James A .509 E. Main St Richmond, Va. 


HiPPLE, Herman H Box 161 Marysville, Penna. 


Hluzyk, Awerka 2720 W. 2d St Chester, Penna. 

HoDGiN, Orien R Stoneville, N. C. 

Hoffman, Herbert C R. F. D. No. 2 Wopwollopan, Penna. 

HoLDERiED, Lee R. . Hillman, Mich. 

Holland, Asher N. Main St Bangor, Penna. 

Horner, James M Midlothian, Va. 

Horner, Maurice L 2805 Floyd Ave Richmond, Va. 

HousNER, Earl C 3916 5th Ave S. Altoona, Penna. 

Houston, James A 

Howard, Harry E 1520 W. Hazzard St Philadelphia, Penna. 

HuBLEY, Ralph 1 16 N. Washington St Shippensburg, Penna. 

Huddock, Michale T 

Huffman, William H Luray, Va. 

Hummel, Joseph E 4623 Pearl St Frankfort, Penna. 

Hunsberger, Chester L 251 E. Chestnut St Lancaster, Penna. 

Hunt, Troy A Zanoni, Mo. 

Hurley, George B 300 S. 2d St Rollsville, Penna. 

Huston, Frank G 

Hutchinson, Harry L Duncan, W. Va. 

Ihle, Carl E New Haven, W. Va. 

Jackson, Howard 4932 Hutchinson St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Jeffrey, Ausy P R. F. D. No. 1 Skipwith, Va. 

Jewell, Harry W R. F. D. No. 1 Carry, Penna. 

Johns, John Germyn, Penna. 

Johnson, August Box 283 Wilcox, Penna. 

Johnson, Wilber S 308 S. Washington St Freeland, Penna. 

Johnston, Andrew L 42 Randolph St Lexington, Va. 

JoLLiFF, James T 205 2d St Charlottsville, Va. 

Jones, Benjamin S Houston, Va. 

Jones, Charles B 110 Mass. Ave., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Jones, David R.. 30 Thayer St Washington, Penna. 

Jones, Julian H 1430 Portor St S. Richmond, Va. 

Jones, Simon M 1918 Y Ave Ensley, Ala. 

Jordan, Paul N 131 Station St McDonald, Penna. 


JuGoviCH, Charles 

Kalmus, Julius 



Kaplan, Joseph 2533 S. American St Phil.\delphia, Penna. 

Keeper, Cl.\rence P .33 N. Grant St Palmyra, Penna. 

Keenan, Richard J 301 Prospect Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Keith, James A 2705 S. A St Elwood, Ind. 

Kell, Charles L Carlisle, Penna. 

Keller, Davis C R. F. D. No. 5 Abingdon, Va. 

Keller, Harry T 1538 Center St A.shland, Penna. 

Kelley, Frank B 45 Forman St Bradford, Penna. 

Kelley, James 3223 Foronia St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Kelly, Michael R. F. D. No. 5 Susquehanna, Penna. 

Kemmler, Charles W 26 5th Ave Altoona, Penna. 

Kenady, Chester A Nasite, Va. 

Kennedy, Willl\m B Ford Depot, Va. 

Kenney, Frank M 71 Inley St Hartford, Conn. 

Kenney, Joseph 105 Green St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Kenyon, Theodore E R. F. D. No. 1 Columbia Cross Roads, Penna. 

Keppley, Clarence 746 N. 8th St Reading, Penna. 

Kershaw, Arthur R 309 E. North Ave Baltimore, Md. 

Ketterman, Charles S 225 S. High St Martinsburg, W. Va. 


Kidd, Willard C 1020 Halifax Ave Petersburg, Va. 

KiLGORE, Robert J Nickelsville, Va. 

Kimbrough, Frank R 2805 Floyd Ave. .. Richmond, Va. 

Kitchen, Harold E R. F. D. No. 4 Danville, Penna. 

Klee, Charles W 423 E. Queen St Chambersburg, Penna. 

Klein, Joseph F 436 Alder St Scranton, Penna. 

Klein, Max 211 Christian St Phil^vdelphia, Penna. 

KoELSNER, Henry 

Kohl, Charles R 129 S. Sherman St Wilkes-Barre, Penna. 

Knechtel, Joseph E Box 12 Coudersport, Penna. 

Knighton, Edward J Churchville, Penna. 

Knobloch, Charles F Cedar Park Stock Farm Philadelphia, Penna. 

KossMAN, John F 727 Maple St Scranton, Penna. 

KozEMBO, Frank 128 N. 22d St Philadelpiii.v, Pi:\\a. 

Kramer, Arthur G 1141 Green St Alle.\t(i\\ \, I'l :\\a. 

Krause, Charles E 108 Prospect St Browns\ ii.i.i:, I'iana. 

Kreps, Earl 9th St Northumberland, Penna. 

Kroll, John A 

Kruper, Samuel F 

Kucera, Frank 5466 Broadway St Ci,k\ ki.ano, Ohio 

Kuhn, Timothy J 147 Brown St Piiii.adkij'iiia, I*i;\\a. 

KuNz, Richard E 

Labuschewski, Harry T 98 Dewey St Ivrw, I*i;\\a. 

Laird, James D Box 2 Si tkhsvii.ij:, I'kwa. 

Lambert, James T 

Landstom, Einar W 815 Washington St Allentown, Penna. 

Lannin, John 

Large, Raymond A 1241 N. Sartain St Piiii,ai)i:i,i'iii \, I'iwa. 

' Larkin, William L 

Lascanne, John H ^ . .R. F. D. No. 1 Pinv. i: ( . \"a. 

Laskin, Samuel 329 Jackson St I'iim.adij.imii \, 

Laufer, Joseph A 161 Jo.xes St;s-|{ vkkk. I'iw a. 

Layton, Samuel G Main St IMos. S. C. 

Leber, John A 3412 Old Youk Road Pmi.ADKi.riii \. I'iwa. 

Lee, John P., Jr 2014 .\ I'auk Ave Rk iimond, \'a. 

Leeper, Robert 627 Iv ( i.i; \i(i' ikld St PiiiLAnKi.iMiiA, 1'i;\n.\. 


Lehneke, Ralph L 4817 Chatsworth Ave Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Lemasters, Carl I 525 S. Broadway Greensburg, Ind. 

Lessner, Harry 102 Arch St... Philadelphia, Penna. 

Letter, Ambrose F. 

Leuf, Ralph R 

Levinson, Malvern 37 Union St Quincy, Mass. 

Levitt, Nathan J 2035 S. 10th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Levy, Frank 1812 Park Ave Richmond, Va. 

Lewis, George M 1330 N. Water St Cittanniny, Penna. 

Lewis, Mangus M., Jr Prince Edward St P'redericksburg, Va. 

Lewis, Matthew H 146th St. and Johns Ave S. Jacksonville, Fla. 

Lewis, Stanley M 

Lewis, Thomas 37 Lovelan Ave West Moreland, Penna. 

LicHTY, Arthur L 951 Tilgham St Allentown, Penna. 

LiEBEGooT, Harvey M Chestnut St Duncansville, Penna. 

LiLLEY, John R 

Lilly, Grant M R. F. D. No. 2. Bath, Penna. 

Lincoln, Abraham L Grant, Va. 

Lindsay, John S 1309 Marston St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Lindze, Tony 

Lingerfeldt, Thomas C 

Lively, Guy H 33 Broadway St Hopewell, Va. 

Livingood, John F R. F. D. No. 2 West Finley, Penna. 

Livingston, Frederick 6804 McPherson Blvd Pittsburgh, Penna. 

LoNGiNo, Roy Magnolia, Ark. 

Longstreth, Harry 7313 Frankston Ave Homewood, Penna. 

LooMis, Edward C, Jr 

LoREMAN, Artie O R. F. D. No. 5 Catawissa, Penna. 

Love, Duke D R. F. D. No. 2 Chickowie, Va. 

LovETTE, Louis C 1822 N. 22d St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Lucas, Clarence A 

Lux, Matthew H 639 Ontario Ave South Bethlehem, Penna. 

McCarthy, John F 

McClure, William W. Davistown, Penna. 

McConahy, Russell S. . Logan Ave Tyrone, Penna. 


McCoy, Randolph L 803 3d St Clearfield, Penna. 

McFadden, William J Buck Lane Bryn Mawr, Penna. 

McFall, Paul R 11 E. 10th St South Richmond, Va. 

McGiNNis, William B Jordan, Mo. 

McGivERN, Thomas O 209 E. Cambria St Philadelphia, Penna. 

McGowAN, Joseph H 2402 Ridge Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

McGuiGAN, Ambrose 319 Liberty St .Camden, N. J. 

McLaughlin, Peter V R. F. D. No. 1 Plymouth, Penna. 

McNail, Guy E Jonesville, Va. 

McNay, Samuel E 

McQuilkin, Joseph A 2243 S. Front St Philadelphia, Penna. 

McSheery, Francis P. 2114 Bainbridge St Philadelphia, Penna. 

McVeigh, John F 

MacHenry, Frank F 207 Montgomery Ave West Pittston, Penna. 

Madderom, Charles H 

Maffei, Salvador C 

Maggenti, Cirillo Glen Riddle, Penna. 

Magrini, Frank 

Mahoy, William J 308 S. Locust St Mt. Carmel, Penna. 

Malababa, Mariano D 632 N. 16th St Philadelphia, Penna. 



Mallon, Thomas J 2841 N. 8th St... Philadelphia, Penna. 

Mann, Frank 722 N. Court Ottitmwa, Iowa 

Mannal, Willl\m 67 Collins St Phil.\delphia, Pexna. 

Markar, John 1304 Washington Ave Scraxtox. Pexxa. 

Markell, Louis S 432 Jackson St Monongahela, Pexxa. 

Markowitz, Benjamin 709 Linden St East Pittsburgh, Pexxa. 

Marnocha, Joseph J General Delivery Pulaski, Wis. 

]VL\RQUARD, Louis J Woodsdale Wheeling, W. Va. 

Martin, John W R. F. D. No. 5 Chambersburg, Penna. 

Martin, Walter S Bowi\l\nsdale, Pext^ja. 

Marvel, Frank 725 Green St Chester, Penna. 

Marvin, William C Monticello, Minn. 

M\ssiE, Welford J 

Matchie, John M 

jVL^tta, John M 1443 N. 54th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Mattingly, Earl S 511 Lamont St., N. W Washington, D. C. 

Mattis, Carl A 3012 Liberty St Erie, Penna. 

Maxwell, Edward L 

May, Erwin 2006A W. Gray St Richmond, Va. 

Maynard, Walter P 1603 W. Main St Richmond, Va. 

:VL\Ys, WiLLL\M J 310 N. 36th St Richmond, Va. 

iVL^YTON, Lawrence W 849 Shepherd St... Petersburg, Va. 

Meador, Owen A ^ 

Meehax, Joseph W 

Mest, Harry R 1145 Turner St Allentown, Penna. 

Meyer, Fred W 118 Nobles Lane Carrick, Penna. 

Meyers, Bernard K 4062 Parkside Ave Philadelphia, Pexna. 

Meyers, Carl C 913 Sheffield St, Iowa 

Michael, Joseph E 403 N. State St Lexington, N. C. 

Michael, Julius 2216 E. Main St Richmond, Va. 

Michel, Frank O 

Mikolajczak, Felix W 

MiLBORNE, Harvey L ('iiaki.ksiow \. ^V. ^'A. 

Miller, Charles O 38 Mayallen St Wi[.ki;s-15 \i;ni:, I'i;\\a. 

Miller, Elmer E Box 108 Caki.isi.i;, I'kwa. 

Miller, Joseph H 506 4th St Vltoona, I'kwa. 

Miller, Roscoe W R. F. D. Box 54 Mak ki'ohi', In». 

Miller, William P Newell, Pe.nna. 

MiLNARicH, George 

Mixxis, J.vmes S 116 Snyder St Connklls\illt:. Pi;\na. 

Mitciiki.i., Charles F Drawer 63 A IIoi'kw \'a. 

Mit( iii;ll, (.i;()U(;e C 408 W. 13th St CiiAnwodc \, \'a. 

MiTCiiELL, Charles F I^l\\MKl . \ a. 

Monahan, James J 

MoNDiNi, Santino Skca.xk St I'ii inki i.cii, I'i \\a. 

MOXTKOSS, KlJ.SWORTH W 22^2 WiLLAlil) AvE I'oMIVC. Ml(ll. 

MooKi:, Jamks .\ 210 K. \ i;ha St lloinos. K\\. 

MoouK. Wai/ikk W 6 W. W..oi. Xvk HiniMnNn. \ v. 

Moh(;a.\. IIauoi.i) M 7.-,.> DkKm.i; St I'li 1 1. \ i.i i.rii i \ . I'inw. 

Morgan', Thom.v.s .'J.'JIiS \ \ k i i ird Ave I'hm.vdi.i.i'iii \. I'l \\\. 

Morrison, Harry 1 4.'J \\'. Sij.k.ii .\ve Pii 1 1. \ di i \ . I'inna. 

Moses. Harry M 

MOSKS. WlLM.\.\I F Dtl'oNT llosPITAL I I , , I ■ I U 1 , 1 .1 „ \ a. 

Movla.x. Edward A R. F. I). No. 3 W \>m\i,t. Pknna. 

Mull. Harry G R. F. I). .No. 1 Fa m. i i im i i.i;. Pknna. 



Mullen, Harry J 2514 Franklin St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Mullen, John J 1911 E. Monmouth St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Mulvey, William J 402 Ford St Bridgeport, Penna. 

Murray, Ivan A R. F. D. No. 2 Titusville, Penna. 

Natale, Tony 114 E. Main St Mt. Pleasant. Penna. 

Nease, Clyde Clover Buffalo, W. Va. 

Neighbors, Raymond C 215 Luck Ave., S. W Roanoke, Va. 

Nesheim, Milo L Mt. Hored, Wis. 

Newell, William M : Fort Fairfield, Me. 

Nianiatos, Peter G 30 Main St Bradford, Penna. 

NiMMo, Orlie J Farmington, Ky. 

Noffley, Thomas T 

Nolan, Vincent A 5647 Sprague St Germantown, Penna. 

O'Connor, John J 1006 W. 5th St Warren, Pa. 

O'Connor, Lawrence 1200 W. 2d St Chester, Penna. 

Odell, Paul V Mullin, S. C. 

Ogden, Louis E 213 Clarkson Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

O'Grady, Henry W 

Oliver, George , 20 Congress St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

O'Neill, Joseph E 2935 N. 8th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Onet, Traian 

Opdyke, Albert R. F. D. No. 1 Dayton, Ohio 

OsTRowsKi, John A 317 S. Main St Duryea, Penna. 

O'Toole, Terance Everson, Penna. 

Parker, Edward 

Parks, Thomas B 

Passettie, Robert C 5311 Wyalusing Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Patch, Edgar M Petersburg, W. Va. 

Patriarca, Vincent 1538 Dickinson St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Patterson, Richard A., Jr 

Pawlak, Harry 3351 Melwood St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Paxton, Russell C 

Payne, Carl B 1240 Hampton Ave Newport News, Va. 

Payne, William S R. F. D. No. 2 Ulster, Penna. 

Pease, Frederick H R. F. D. No. 7 Richmond, Va. 

Person, John O Blunt, S. Dak. 

Persun, William C 122 E. 4th St Williamsport, Pa. 

Peterman, Howard J 412 S. Market St Muncie, Penna. 

Peters, Walter C 2208 W. Kimball Ave Chicago, III. 

Peterson, Martin C R. F. D. No. 3, Box 34 Sugar Grove, Penna. 

Petrowitz, Edmund A 272 E. Main St Plymouth, Penna. 

Phillips, Clarence E Hog Bottom, Penna. 

Phillips, John 421 Hyde Park Ave Scranton, Penna. 

PiEPER, Charles F R. F. D Milford, Penna. 

Pieszewski, Thomas J 

Pinard, Harry F 

PiKicH, Sam 


Pittman, Robert S 358 12th St Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Pitts, Gilbert H 218 S. Laurel St Richmond, Va. 


Pool, Byron 

PouLsoN, Edward F Powhatan Court House, Va. 

PousT, Lester M Hughesville, Penna. 

Powell, George W 258 N. Seminary St Collinsville, III. 



Powers, Curd R. F. D. No. 3, Box 66 x\bingdon, Va. 


Price, John D 

Price, Ross Cresco, Penna. 

Price, Thoal^s E 

Priest, ]V£\son M Freemansevrg, W. Va. 

PuLLL\N, Albert C 3003 Hanover Ave .Richmond, Va. 

Pysh, John A 145 E. Shoemaker St Monessen, Penna. 

Raczelowshi, Charles 21 N. Davis St Providence, R. I. 

Radford, Richard C. W Forest Depot, Va. 

Rall, SEYiiouR 814 Park Place Willl\msport, Penna. 

Ralston, Ray R 

Rannolds, Robert G 202 E. Franklin St Richmond, Va. 

Ranson, Harry G 1925 Washington St Carbondale, Penna. 

Rapoport, Julius N 814 N. 7th St Allentown, Penna. 

Rassler, Henry E Wayne City, III. 

Rathbun, Curtis H 297 DeK.\lb Ave Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Reader, Walter B 806 Hepbun St Willl\msport, Penna. 

Reckert, Mike 

Redmond, Norman E 59 High St Derby, Conn. 

Redwood, John H 531 Collicello St Harrisonburg, Va. 

Reeder, Benjamin F R. F. D. No. 1 Pennsdale, Penna. 

Reep, Harry L R. F. D Lawrenceville, Penna. 

Renn, John E R. F. D. No. 1 Sunbury, Penna. 

Rentschler, Herbert H 308 S. 16th St Reading, Penna. 

Rex, Edward F R. F. D. No. 1 Dunbar, Penna. 

Ribich, Rode 

RiCARD, George A Cherry Tree, Penna. 

Richardson, Herbert E., Jr 1802 Grove Ave Richmond, Va. 

RiMBY, George H Main St. and 7th Ave Collegeville, Penna. 

Rinehart, Ira C R. F. D. No. 1 Morrisdale, Penna. 

RisLEY, Halford M No. 4 Monument Square Montrose, Penna. 

Roadarmel, Howard B 618 W. Chestnut St Shamokin, Penna. 

Roat, Walter A WAsiiiNciTow illi:, Pknna. 

Rohi:ktson, Walter H 2204 E. Grace St Rk iimom), \ a. 

Robinson, Raymond W 

RoBisoN, Ray J 22 E. Grand St New Castlk. Penna. 

Roland, William W 705 6th Ave -Iimata, Penna. 

Rook, Walter R 110 Washington St Wii.i.i wisi'oicr, Penna. 

Roos, Henry 

RosENiiACM, Carl D 'I' \i(i;mi((i, N. C. 

RosENHKHG, Andrew E 1103 Hamilton Ave i,, I'l \\\. 

RoiLsToN, James 2113 Titan Ave I'iiii.\i)i:i.imii \, I'kwa. 

Rcpp, Frank R. F. D. No. 4 M kc ii \ n k i,<., I'iaw. 

Rrsso, Gregorio 319 Chester St Lwi \sti u, Pi.\n\. 

Russo, Harry H 185 E. W.\lnut Lane I>iiii,m)i:i,imii s. I'iwa. 

Ruyak, Paul 811 E. 6th St Sorni Hktii i.kii km. I'kwa. 

Ryan, John J 1050 Jackson St Piiii.vdkm'ih \. Pkwa. 

RVDKK. IlKHIiKKT S Mn.K Cm', Pk\\\. 


Kylam), Joskpii 1} R. F. 1). No. 1 Sot rii IIikk. \ a. 

RzKi'SKi. John J 

Sand.s, (Jerald L P. O. Box No. 27 Chandler Valley. Penna. 

Santarcangelo, Guiseppe 163 Mk\u<)w St 1'ittsiu r(;ii. Penna. 

Santee, Robert J R. F. I). NH. 2 Easton. Pknna. 

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Sargent, Jay DeWitt...., 238 W. 136th St New York, N. Y. 

Sarvek, Landon a. 

Saunders,. Arthur H . .2221 Grove Ave . . .Richmond, Va. 

Sauter, Joseph A . . ...... .5 Hamilton St. . .Amsterdam, N. Y. 

Savason, Edward. . .514 E. Tus Street Canton, Ohio 

Sawyer, Willia.m F. ............. . .1522 Pennsylvania Ave. .Tyrone, Penna. 

Scanland, Horace M . . Elliston, Va. 

Schaef, Charles H. , 3216 P St Richmond, Va. 

Schafer, Mike. Brownfield, Penna. 

Schatzle, Charles R. F. D. No. 2 Palmerton, Penna. 

Schifferli, Francis 

Schlater, Francis 

Schlosser, Walter .3515 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, Penna. 

Schmidt, George 230 Cameron Ave Scranton, Penna. 

ScHMOYER, Harvey M .742 N. 7th St Allentown, Penna. 

Schnell, Albert H 6349 Reedland St Philadelphia, Penna. 

ScHOLL, Adam A ...419 Orchard. St Scranton, Penna. 

ScHREiBER, William M 537 Tionesta Ave... Kane, Penna. 

ScHULTz, Fred C 487 Grant St Buffalo, N. Y. 

Schwartz, Albert G. , . . .R. F. D. No. 4. . Holmesdale, Penna. 

Scott, Robert H.. Murphy's Hotel Richmond, Va. 

Seager, Eugene W 779 Exeter St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Semones, Dorsey G Lone Ash, Va. 

Shaffer, Carl I Gravity, Penna. 

Shaw, Earl F 10 Barry St Stroudsburg, Penna. 

Shaw, George 415 Durfor St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Shears, William H Forestville, Md. 

Sheets, John H 

Shelley, Isaac B 4420 Samson St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Sheppard, James L., Jr 2008 Monument Ave Richmond, Va. 

Shepperly, Clarence R 404 E. Main St .Hazelton, Penna. 

Shortt, William A R. F. D. No. 1 Pound, Va. 

Shukitis, Joseph P 601 W. Mahanoy St Mahanoy City, Penna. 

Shunk, Frederick 29 S. 4th St Reading, Penna. 

SiEGLER, Maurice 27 Johnson Ave Newark, N. J. 

SiELFELD, John A 100 S. 61st St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Sievers, Glenn S R. F. D. No. I. White Heath, III. 

SiLVERSTEiN, Herman 2335 S. Mildred St. , Philadelphia, Penna. 

Simmons, Lyle M 110 Front St . Marietta, Penna. 

Simons, Jacob 

Simons, Karl O Madisonville, Penna. 

Sims, Stanley J 3212 Gaul St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Skiffington, John P R. F. D. No. 2 Hatfield, Penna. 

Skinner, Roy R R. F. D. No. 1 Pliny, W. Va. 

Skirwainis, Stanley 3113 Livingston St... Philadelphia, Penna. 

Slivenick, Joseph 

Smasal, Benjamin J 

Smiley, Homer D 718 Front St. Verona, Penna. 

Smith, Benjamin H 38 S. Main St Muncy, Penna. 

Smith, George M . Stuart, Va. 

Smith, Harry P.... 1152 26th St Newport News, Va. 

Smith, Herbert G 2309 Chestnut Ave. Newport News, Va. 

Smith, Jim 219 25th St Newport News, Va- 

Smith, John J. R. F. D. No. 3 Connersville, Ind. 

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Smith, John P 510 North St McSherrystowx, Pexxa. 

Smith, Joseph J 3218 W. Dauphin St Philadelphia, Pexxa. 

Smith, Joseph L Cleveland, Va. 

Smith, Morris S 612 Dudley St Philadelphia, Pexxa. 

Smith, Ralph 801 Market St Suxbury, Pexxa. 

Smith, Stuart 14 South St Uxiox, S. C. 

Smith, Thoalis Brisbix, Pexxa. 

Smith, Wixfield R Cextralia, Va. 

Snyder, Lyle 450 Elmyra St Willl\msport, Pexxa. 

Snyder, Paul J 

Spaid, Daniel B Coxc ord. W. Va. 

Spencer, George D R. F. D. No. 3 Pulaski, Va. 

Stainback, Theodore E N. Queen St Kixstox, N. C. 

Stamberger, Henry M. 802 N. 26th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Stanley, Perry A General Delivery' Kenneth, Mo. 

Steeley, Clarence K 5th St Peric\.sie, Penxa. 

Steepro, Hall A R. R. No. 1 Mauckport, Ixd. 

Steigerwait, Herbert K 453 Grand St Dunkirk, Ixd. 

Stein, Clyde M 120 21st St Shakpsrurg, Va. 

Steinberg, Paul 1041 Amelia St Philadelphia, Pexxa. 

Stephexs, Adam F 118 E. 18th St Erie, Pexxa. 

Stewart, Carl D Guysville, Ohio 

Stewart, Paul T Woodsville, Pexxa. 

Stimsox, Bexjamix a 330 E. Broad St Statesville, N. C. 

St. Johx, Edward U. S. Army 

Stock, Charles C P. O. Box 41 Hamptox, Va. 


Strayer, Leroy M 

Stuhlmiller, Charles F 216 Wyoming Ave Buffalo, N. Y. 

Styne, Louis E Buchaxa. Va. 

Su.mmer, Guy G 1230 Or.\nge Ave RdwoKi., \"\. 

Sutle, Jack 619 26th St Newport Xkw'-, \'a. 

Sutton, George E 112 16th St \V. \'\. 

Swain, Rollo M Ocki.kv, Ind. 

SwARTZ, Frederick J Moravian St Solth Hi:tiim:iii:\i, I'iana. 

SwEARLVGER, Fred C R. F. D. No. 1 Pkoria. III. 

Sweeney, Michael J 817 Court St Sc rantdn. Pi;x\a. 

Talcott, Arthur W Kkswk k. \ \. 

Taliaferro, Harry G 200!) E. Broad St Rk iimond, ^ \. 

Tappex, Frank E 812 Ci-mherlaxd Ave Huistdi,. \'\. 

Tayu.r. Jamks H IS K. :\I.)rxTAix St \Vi \. ii i ->ti;r. \ a. 

Terramaxi, .Vxtoxio 307 Forward Ave I'ri r-i;i m.ii. I'ianv. 

Terrizzi, Toxy IsT St Wii.i.i I'i.\x\. 

Thomas, Ralph C 15 iv In-i^i i''- ^ \- 

TiioRXTox, Hkrtram B M\i;iii\, \ \. 

TiHRKTTs, WiLLLVM H 5712 \. Amkrk \x St Pi iiLA 1) I ; I . I ' 1 1 I \ . I'l \\\. 

Ti<;x()R. Jamks A R. F. 1). No. 2, Hox 17 \ \. 

'i^KixoR. Thomas W 2900 E. Broad St Bk iimoxd. \'a. 

TiLi.KR. 1'i;r( Y D 2225 Floyd A\ k Bi< iimovd, \'a. 

Tompkins. Wii.ijam 2118 Stkwart .Vve Hi. iimoxd. \ a. 

ToxKLLr. Amkdko i;520 S. LVrii St I'li 1 1, \ ni iru i \ , I'kxxv. 

Tosii, JvMKs (• 20 Straxd St Wi:.k 15 \ mm . 1'knns. 

TowLK. Hkriskrt a 2426 6th Ave, III. 

Tra\ er, Albert R 



Trotter, Vergil 989 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, N. Y. 

TscHUDY, Harold J Trenton, III. 

Tucker, Ellis N 

Tucker, Samuel N Smithfield, W. Va. 

Umbel, Harry C 173 Coolspring St Uniontown, Penna. 

UsAL, Peter 

Utisonovicii, Stanko 229 S. Ma.ple St Mt. Carmel, Penna. 

VanCamp, Clifford L 

VanLandingham, Harry S 59 S. Divison St West Point, Miss. 

Varker, Philip J. . . 106 S. Courtland St E. Stroudsburg, Penna. 

Vaughan, Mack A 717 E. 2d St Ottumwa, Iowa 

Veazey, Harry C R. F. D Marlton, N. J. 

ViCARY, Chester M R. F. D Peoria, III. 

Vogelsong, Guy L R. F. D Mechanicsburg, Penna. 

VoiTH, Louis J 1909 Colwell St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Volker, H. Herbert 

Wagar, LeGrand 542 7th St Troy, N. Y. 

Walker, Ralph J 318 Chapel St Hampton, Va. 

Wallavork, James H 505 Market St Ottumwa, Iowa 

Walsh, Andrew 6615 Ross St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Walthall, Henry F No. 8 Winnifred Place Charlotte, N. C. 

Waltz, Vernon Montoursville, Penna. 

Warner, Frank G ..1522 S. Marston St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Warner, Louis 407 Main St Beuwood, W. Va. 

Warriner, Henry G R. F. D. No. 4 Richmond, Va. 

Waters, Eugene B Sandy Lake, Penna. 

Watlington, Oscar B Midlothian, Va. 

Watts, Joseph P 1179 Hampton Ave Newport News, Va. 

Weber, George V 204 Philadelphia Ave Pittston, Penna. 

Weber, Homer F R. F. D. No. 1 Springfield, Mo. 

Weckerl, Charles A 259 Edwin Place Glendale, L. L, N. Y. 

Wegeforth, Channing L 1303 S. 57th St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Wells, Fletcher G 619 Monroe St Danville, Va. 

Wert, Elmer B Carlisle, Penna. 

Weyels, William H New Eagle, Penna. 

Weyman, Grant 

Wheeler, Allen R Narrows, Va. 

Whitacre, Isaac M DeHaven, Va. 

Whitaker, William F 613 Grace St Wilmington, N. C. 

White, Burnette G Madison, Va. 

White, John T R. F. D. No. 1 Hickory, Penna. 

White, Owen P El Paso, Texas 

Whitesell, James S Aveonmore, Penna. 

Whittet, Robert, Jr 410 N. Allen Ave Richmond, Va. 

WiCKHAM, John F 39 Dodge St Dubuque, Iowa 

Wiener, Ignaz 

WiGDOR, Harry 1485 Brook Ave New York, N. Y. 

WiLKERSoN, Byron C 313 Herman Ave Norfolk, Va. 

Wilkinson, Walter R. F. D. No. 1. . Belle Mead, N. J. 

Williams, Clarence E Bridgeport, W. Va. 

Williams, James M McConnellsville, S. C. 

WiLLLiMs, Thomas A Middletown, Va. 

Williams, Thomas F Marion, Va. 

Willis, Charles K., Jr 2214 Grove Ave Richmond, Va 

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Wiltshire, Aubin B. 

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WiXKELMAN, Henry 7'-24 Brownsville Rd. , . 

Winters, August C 1'2-J. Old Cranberry 

Wise, John E A( i 

Withers, Herbert F Glen\ ii.l 

Wolfe, Dave 1624 Floyd Ave Ru ii 

Wolfe, HER:\rAN D R. F. D. No. 1 SnippExsHr i; 

Wolfe, Roy A Pittsfield, Warren i\ 

Wood. Herbert E Charlottsville. Va. 

WooLFORD, Elmer B 8'-26 W. John St St. Martinsburg, Va. 

Woomer, William H Main St Meyerstown, Penna. 

Wray, Max P 

Yavorsky, Michael J Box 60 Donora, Pex'x^a. 

YocHUM, Lloyd W R. F. D. No. 2 Townville, Penna. 

Voder, Ira F 924 Chew St Allentown, Penna. 

VouNG, Harry K 29 Tabb St Petehsiu rg, Va. 

Young, John W 

Young, Joseph R Maxch, Pexxa. 

Young, Raymond G 1601 16th St Altoona, Pex^a. 

Young, Robert R 

Zeigler, Meyer Munson, Penna. 

Ziegler, Fred H 501 Cedar Ave Scranton, Penna. 

Zimmerly, Fred W 

ZwEiR, George H 553 Weidman St Lebanon, Penna. 



Braswell, Willia.m T 

Gill, THo:\rAs E 386 Berger St 

Walle, Francis T 60 Green St 

Lo \'alley, Texx. 

. . ..Maldex, Mass. 

Potter, Bernard E. 


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Aleshire, Basil L. . . 
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Sergeant Francis Jones Wilmington, Del. 

Sergeant Joseph Seims Stratford, Conn. 

Private Thomas E. Hume New York, N. Y. 

Private Elmer Verdier Philadelphia, Penna. 

Private John Stoops Pennsboro, W. Va. 

Private William Ronan Columbia, Penna. 

Private Abraham Davis Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Private Clifton Andrews Norfolk, Va. 

Private Howard Jarvis Norfolk, Va. 

Private Samuel P. Kendt Bethlehem, Penna. 


Sergeant, first-class, Ignatius E. Murphy,. 2763 N. Bonsall St ,. .Philadelphia, Penna. 

Sergeant, A, Allen C. Lewis Straits, N. C. 

Private, first-class, John E. Cassidy 3137 N. 23d St Philadelphia, Penna. 

Private William J. Tate 542 E. 5th St Erie, Penna. 

Private John J. Scully 242 E. 4th St Erie, Penna. 

Private Frank J. Woskowiak 3013 Brerreton Ave .... Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Private Archie D. Hall 342 Atwood St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Private James J. Roberts 375 Main St Pittsburgh, Penna. 

Private Cecil Pry 815 S. 9th St. (Rear) Scranton, Penna. 

Private James Smith Weigler Ave Wahl, Penna. 

Private Robert P. Sebrell 1003 Washington St Portsmouth, Va. 

Private Bernard B. Butler Drury's Bluff Richmond, Va. 

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When a fellow's detailed in a ward, to wait upon some 

What has the Scarlet Fever or the Mumps. 
To serve three-dozen full diet meals, and some twenty- 
odd soft drinks, 
And he's working sixteen hours on the jumps. 

Then whoever heard a feller sing, "My country 'tis 
of Thee" 

When he's fift.v-seven patients to attend. 
There ain't no time to think about "The noble brave 
and free," 

Tho' he thinks the same as you all in the end. 

He's a-working (it's his business), and he's drawing 
crumby pay. 
For his sour-belly, slum, and prunes, and drink. 
But when you put him on the job, he's there and there 
to stay. 

If the fever doesn't put him on the blink. 

When the Surgeon of the Ward comes 'round, at nine 

o'clock each day. 
And he gives his orders for the daily grind. 
It's up to him to do the job, and never mind 

the pay. 

If he's troubles of his own, he's not to mind. 

When the Wards are full of patients, and they're bring- 
ing more each day, 

And the ambulance is working overtime. 

He'll get right down to his job, for he's there and there 
to stay. 

And if you ask him "How's things," he'll answer, 

He's not the man who stops to sing a song about the 

Or sing verses with a patriotic tone. 
He's got a patient lying hot, and wilted to a rag, 
And he's working mighty hard, and all alone. 

It's a job that calls for men of grit, and men with lots of sand. 

And a weakling there isn't tolerated. 
He doesn't have to stand and sing about "My native Land." 

He's a nurse, or rather, that's the way he's rated. 

A Base Hospital 3000 miles from the seat of war is 
supposed to see but little of battles, and yet to compare 
the experience which our Hospital passed through during 
the influenza epidemic to a battle is not such a far cry 
after all, if the mcrtahty figures are considered. 

At Camp Lee, one third of the personnel of the Hos- 
pital were laid on their backs and one Officer, eight 
Nurses and sixteen of the Enlisted men gave their lives. 
About 8000 patients passed through the Hospital, of 
whom 700 died. 

None of us are likely to forget the story of how the 
thing came upon us — a few innocent looking cases of 
bronchitis straggling in until the 13th of September 
when 23 cases were admitted, and it was seen that 
something was coming off. The next day 112, then 316, 
and from that time on they came in by the hundreds. 

What this all meant in actual physical labor can be 
judged only by those who saw it. The hurried evacua- 
tion of wards by transfer and discharge of patients, to 
make room for influenza victims, the fitting up of 
barracks with all the necessaries for the care of the sick. 
To receive these patients involved a terrific amount of 
hard work under stress of immediate and constant 
demand for more room. 

Then came the job of caring for the patients — with 
an insufficient force, all overworked and many of them 
were quite new to the work, but all of whom turned to 
and cheerfully gave the best that was in them. 

In the meantime the auxilliary forces were hard at it. 
The Receiving Ward was indeed a sight to behold and 
was making history. Swamped by day and super- 
swamped by night it calmly went on receiving them, 
sorting, and conveying them to their appointed wards 
by ambulance, stretcher and by shank's mare, if it had 
to work until daybreak to finish the job, and it some- 
times did. Later the process was reversed and they all 
had to pass out by that same gate wherein they came 
all except the seven hundred odd who went out another 
way. That is another part of the story, and not a 
cheerful part, but we are glad and proud to have done 
what we did for those seven hundred boys from the 
time they came into the Hospital and until we sent them 
back to their homes. 

The work of the force in the Registrar's Ofiice was 
tremendous in amount and of vital importance. Beside 
the routine Hospital work and reports, greatly magnified 
by the volume of the work the Hospital was doing, the 
relatives of all the seriously ill had to be notified daily 
of their condition, and the complicated procedures in 


case of the death of a soldier had to be faultlessly 
carried out seven hundred times in six weeks. 

The Information Ofl5ce was not exactly idle, keeping 
track of all the patients and meeting countless dis- 
tressed relatives. The Quartermaster and Property 
Office forces had to meet sudden and large demands. 
The Mess force had multitudes to feed. The augmented 
forces of the Medical Chief's Office worked day and 
night, keeping the clinical records and handling the 
business of the Medical side. If the Sergeant in charge 
had lost as much weight as he did sleep, he would 
have disappeared in two days. However, he seemed 
to thrive on the opportunity to utilize his "infinite 
resources and sagacity," much to the benefit of the 
efficiency of the office. The Sergeant-Major's OflSce 
of course, had a finger on every pulse, and pulses were 
many and lively in those days. In fact no office 
or department in the Hospital was idle, but was 
as high speed and high pressure throughout our 
"Greatest Battle." 

The size and intensity of the work has been suggested. 
How was it done? In the first place it was done cheer- 
fully and good naturedly. In the midst of serious illness 
and quick death, which might as well take one man as 
the next, the pest was lightly spoken of as "The Flu" 
and jokes and grins could not be smothered by pirat- 
ical masks or cannonical gowns. In the second 
place it was done conscienciously and well. Many of 
the Detachment were new arrivals and entirely unused 
to hospital ways and needs, but they threw them- 
selves into the work with an enthusiasm that soon 
counterbalanced their lack of experience. Lastly it 
was done bravely. 

It was not long after the epidemic began that numbers 
of our personnel began to fall by the wayside; first a 
few, then by the dozens, familiar faces would disappear 
from bedside or office and be found waiting their turn 
in the Receiving Ward, for a bed, where they could fight 
it out for recovery. About one-third of the EnHsted 
personnel (329 out of 982) were admitted. The Nursing 
force suffered even more heavily proportionately, almost 
one-half (148 out of 293) being affected. The rate was 
not so high among the Medical staff, of whom only 
one quarter (27 out of 141) were sick. 

Those who died in this battle gave their lives 
for their country and the cause of Liberty as truly 
as any who succumbed to poison gas or machine-gun 
bullets. We all remember some of them. All are 
remembered by some. Let us all remember all of them. 

j3n ^tlfitittiutm 


Wendell J. Phillips 


October 13, 1918 

Anna Murphy 
Grace Marie Falkenberg 
Margaret R. Grimes 


Lilly Mai; Owkxs 
Judith S. ^'IBEH(; 

Enlisted Men 

Claude A. Suai.mers 
Harry E. Brocious ^ 
Edwin A. Abbott 
William PI. Fenton 
William J. Deisexroth 
Frank liri-i- 
('hahi.ks S. Kki.l 

Joiix W. COXUM) 
AWEHKA Ill>|•(■/^K 

William ('. I'kksi x 
Aktiii i; (i. KuwiKi; 
Joiix Phillips 
Joseph F. Dklaxkv 

ImjW IX a. 1 )HLI>li \( II 

\ \( i> I*. M( Sii i:i(i(V 

W\!.Ti;i( '1\ IJl.WKLXSIIIP 

William II. ' iim.kk 


September 'iS, 1918 
October 5, 1918 
October 9, 1918 
October 10, 1918 
October 10, 1918 
October 14, 1918 


March '26, 1918 
eptemheh '28, 1918 
()( TOHKK 1, 1918 
October 1, 1918 
October '2, 1918 
OcTOHKii ;5, 1918 
OCTOHEH 1, li)18 
OcToP.Ki! 1918 
()(T()Hi:u (i, 191H 

OcTOIiLK (I, IfllS 



()( TOULK 1 1. I!»IS 

0( TOliKK 
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, 1918 
, 1918 
. 1918 
. I!)I9 


N September 27, 1918, when the epidemic of 
influenza had overtaken this cantonment, it 
was considered advisable to open an Annex 
to the Base Hospital for emergency cases. 
A few Officers, Nurses and Enlisted men 
were selected from the personnel of the Base Hospital 
and a series of barracks at ^Tth Street and Avenue "A" 
were chosen for this undertaking. 

At first seven barracks were decided upon and the 
9th and 10th Battalions, who occupied the barracks 
were moved to tents to make room for their more 
unfortunate brothers. 

It only took two days and nights to prepare for our 
"customers" and on October 1st, we received our first 
batch of patients. On October 3d we found, by 
a careful canvas of 
the camp battalions, 
that it would be 
practical to reserve 
more accommoda- 
tions, so our branch 
Hospital, like a regu- 
lar business concern, 
commenced to take 
over other barracks 
until we had twenty 
of them fully equip- 
ped and ready for 

The Annex was 
under strict quaran- 
tine and it was almost 
necessary to have a 
picture of yourself in 
addition to a pass to 
get past the guards. 

We were organized 
the same as the Base 
Hospital proper and 
had administrative 
Officers with adminis- 
trative titles. Major 
Francis P. Emerson, 
M. C, was the Com- 
manding Officer; 
Lieutenant John 
C. Eckhardt, M.C., 
was the Adjutant ; 



Lieutenant Olin G. McKenzie, M.C., was our Property 
Officer; Lieutenant Andrew M. Huffman, M.C., was 
the Detachment Commander and Mess Officer; Lieu- 
tenant Edgar Snowden, M.C., was assigned as Receiving 
Officer and Registrar; Captain Chauncey L. Palmer, 
M.C., as Assistant Receiving Officer; and Miss Thomp- 
son as Dietitian. 

From time to time, it was found advisable to call on 
the Camp Surgeon for additional Medical Officers 
because the Base Hospital was unable to supply them. 
Enlisted men from the "line" were detailed to handle 
wards and take over fatigue duties and it was an experi- 
ence they will long remember. It gave them an insight 
into the work encountered by the Medical Department 
when emergencies of this ])roportion were encountered. 

Each and every one 
of them seemed to 
realize that we were 
uj) against it and they 
went to their work 
like true soldiers. It 
was through their 
(>fi'orts that the work 
of the Nurses and the 
^Vard Surgeons was 
greatly facilitated. 

The Quartermaster 
Corps had us at their 
finger tips and were 
ever suggesting things 
needed but forgotten 
or overlooked in our 
first anxiety — that of 
being ready. It was 
with their co-opera- 
tion that we were 
able to make good. 

The Camp Sani- 
tary Officer, Major 
Todd, always had our 
Annex under his eagle 
eye and we found his 
help truly essential to 
further the success 
Our Commanding 
Officer, Major Emer- 
son, had the situation 
in hand at all times. 


It was his personality that was the first real move 
towards success. He firmly grasped the situation 
and demonstrated that his was the Master IVlind. His 
selection as Oflicer-in-charge proved the good judgment 
of the Commanding Ofiicer of the Base Hospital. 

The Nurses at the Base were all eager to assist. 
They felt the training at our Annex would prove to 
be valuable arm^' experience. Conditions were a 
little difl^erent from those to which they had been 
accustomed, but they soon overcame their embarrass- 
ment and pitched in with^their true "do or die" spirit. 

dred patients. The visitors were ushered into the 
parlor of the building where a large open fireplace was 
always burning and it helped give the visitors an entirely 
different impression than the one they had when they 
first entered camp. It seemed as if Providence had put 
this building just where it would be most needed. 

The Army Chaplains were on the "firing line" and 
we feel that their services were a great help to us as 
well as to the patients in those trying days. 

With all our difficulties, and we confess there were 
many, amusing incidents cropped up, here and there 


Our death average was exceedingly 1( 
IK) shells to disturb us — just lilllc 

naked eye. and they wore woikini; more havoc llian all 
the shells or explosi\-es our great army ciicouiilcrcd 
"over there." 

The Y.M.iW. Building located on .Vvcnu<- ".V" 
below ^27th Street was coMsid.-ivd most doiraMc lor 
the location of our ('\ccuti\-c offices and it was \cry 
kindly loaned to us. The building ga\-c us a place l(» 

There were and they licl])C(l make us forget tlie iianisjiips and 
sii.le to [hv li,>l|,e,l smonlli over the n.iigl: On.' day, .ui.' of 
our Kniisled men eiiconnlere.l a colored uoinan nn ho 
was making in(|uiries ahoul her von. She wa^ iiiloiineil 
that her sou iiad nnlort una lely jusl <iied. At first she- 
took III.' news vrvy l,adl> hut so -allied and in<|nire(l 

if her sou had Keen nisured. We told her thai li.'r son 
c;,rri.'d t.Mi thousand dollars insuran,-.- she looked 
startled, and hursl out VMtl, this .A.lamat ion. - J 

solve our Httle difficulties, administratively s|)eaking. wislit I hadda 
because interruptions were as scarce as vegetation at der country." 
Camp Lee. But the greatest feature of the building help to us. 
was that we were able to entertain the relatives and 
friends of our patients, and this meant a great |)rol)lem 
solved because at one time we had over eighteen hun- 

[ 199] 


oh sons I'oat luiet 

mil to (leleud 

Various anuisiiig incidents were a great 

Our experien.vs u ill Ion- l.e ren 
of us uill often look I,,-, el Ml 

the Influenza .Vunex. Could u e 

niliered, and many 
' lighting" days at 
•\er forget them? 




OLLOWIXG in the wake of the Declaration of 
War by the President, the flower of American 
manhood rose to take up arms against a 
foreign enemy that had sorely tested the 
patience of a peace-loving nation. In the 
hearts of those who loved and sought and hoped that 
war might not disrupt the nation's life, there came a 
change. The pitiful voice of humanity appealing for 
help had stirred the heart strings of a great nation. 
Her answer to the pleading call was the steady tread 
of her million sons to the strain of martial music. From 
e\-ery state, city and town; from the mill and from the 
farm; from the counting-house and factory; out of the 
lowly home as well as palatial mansion came the royal, 
red-blooded sons of American manhood. Undaunted, 
this vast army was x'lit into training to be efficient in 
the art of modern warfare. The expectation of going 

l)e s])cnt i 
would be ^ 
great sliip.> 
dei)art(>d f 
proud tiii I i 

Hark ill 
were liclpi 
go, to liang in 
which ... 

.\ iniglily ar 
foreign chores, 
!)(■ mainlaincd 

ran high, 
khaki bctn 

Weeks of 

Dm our >li( 
n bid.ling all ' 
the lioiiic III: 
g In Ihcir ow 
. Proud, huh 

s amid I 
■■(,0,1 .„ 

al i.vMi.' 

r glad I 

■d and ;i 

■ to 

an freiglit 
.■in-> of a 
c rclnrn." 
,^v liand> 


there w 
In.-d al home. 

ui the Ho-pil 
1(1 cared lor 

treated a 

required a large body of men. Man 
left home in high spirit^, hoping to 1 

ek uere 

the army across the sea, was assigned to do liis l)it in 
one of the various Hospitals tliroui^liout the country. 
The desire to go over-seas was diHieult to down. The 
die had been cast. Undaunted, they .-^et to work in 
earnest, foregoing the pleasure of being enlisted in the 
American Expeditionary forces. 

It was not long, however, before the members of the 
Medical Detachment found that their ser\ ices \\er(> of 
vital importance to the Government in it> care for the 
sick soldiers. Many of the boys had to learn the \ arious 
duties connected with the efficient hospital manage- 
ment as their previous occupations we 
different nature. Neither spirit nor w 

The tremendou-, ta-k whii li had 
government — efficiently to train and supply I 
in military tactics — did not exclude the neee^- 
looking to the spiritual welfare of those mil 
take Iheir lilaees i„ | 

in entirely 
upon the 

In ( 


th(-ir var 

n meet this 1 
.lit. The re 
Us ehiirches ;i 
lloriiis as \v( 
soii^hl pern, 

i hoys 

oiided I 
I. 'I thai 


r-seas; t,. Iiav 1.. 
■ather an<l dealh- 
n Ihe calls,. ,,|- I 
l.,,ys. ,|,.n,and ree,,^.|iil ioi 
lo <-,ainlry. Nex vrlhek's 
serNiee of llie l,o\s uj,,, , 
epId.Mllie. uhi.-h suepi ll 

(h'serMii- <.f no less prais 
Ou ill- l<. the fael that 
niissi,,Me,| Ch.iplaiiis to 
eivilian Chaplains ^^rrr 
camps. 'I'oo, much prai.- 


'd lo Ih.' ilh 
ull.'ls, l.nlh 

om the 


and loya 
•hed to I 
s (luring I 
he camps 

here were no! enough coni- 
I Ihe needs of the army, 
.siuned lo do w(.rk in liie 
cannot be given men. 


Had it not been for their untiring efforts, much good 
that might have been done would have been omitted. 
Such was the circumstance in the Base Hospital. 

For almost a year the needs of the Hospital were 
attended to by civilian Chaplains. Their efforts were 
untiring and the good resulting from their work is still 
manifest. In addition to the work among the patients 
of the Hospital, there was also that among the men of 
the Detachment which required not a little time. In 
this latter they were ably assisted by the various Wel- 
fare Organizations which have done untold good for 
the boys, both here at home and those who were sent 
ovei"-seas. In all the wards of the Hospital writing 
material was furnished and the boys were encouraged 
to write to the folks at home. The many and constant 
wants of the sick, whether it be to perform a trifling 
errand, or to gladden their hearts with some of the many 
creature comforts which mean so much to the invalid, 
is only part of the work done by members of these organ- 
izations who have given their time for such Christian 
work. Entertainments of various kind were given and 
athletic games were had as often as duties permitted. 

It was not until the end of September, 1918, that the 
first Commissioned Chaplains wei-e assigned to duty 
in the Hospital. They came at a time when their ser- 
vices were of the utmost importance as the epidemic 
of influenza was then raging throughout the camp. 
Enough has already been said of the devastation 
wrought by the invisible foe which laid low so many 
thousands of the boys in kliaki. To what has already 
been said of the work done by the boys who devoted 
themselves unstintingly and fearlessly, even eagerly 
seeking danger, to be of service to those who were 
stricken, little need be added. They will wear no gold 
service stripes proclaiming them heroes of that terrible 
epidemic, but the memory of their loyal service will 
live in the minds of those with whom they toiled, a 
memory that will not tarnish with the advance of time. 

Their spirit of self-sacrifice and charity was manifest 
in deeds. The truly Christian spirit of self-forgetfulness 
in expending every effort for the sick and dying is the 
greatest criterion of their appreciation of their duty 
towards their Maker and Country. 

The influence of the Chaplain, especially in a Base 
Hospital is exerted along more than one line. In addi- 
tion to his first care — that of visiting the sick, and 
administering to their spiritual needs, especially in the 
hour of death, there are other opportunities which 
afford his coming in close touch with the men. Through 
the medium of athletics is the Chaplain able to learn 
more of the men under his guidance, coming, as he 
does, both on the ballfield and in the gymnasium, in 
the closest intimacy with the boys. Here he is more 
easily approached and the good he is able to exert is 
of incalculable benefit. His example will often be the 
cause for the change in another's life and be the inspira- 
tion of close companionship. 

There was no want of opportunity to attend Divine 
service on Sundays. Every effort was made to give 
Protestant and Catholic alike the full benefit of Relig- 
ious teaching. The Red Cross Building was used for all 
Protestant services, while the little Chapel was used 
by the Catholics and Episcopalians. A special advan- 
tage in having the different services in separate buildings 
did away with the necessity of trying to arrange special 
hours for service without interfering with one another. 
During the influenza epidemic the Chapel had to be 
used for the dead. When the scourge had abated the 
building was thoroughly renovated and painted, thus 
making it a most likely place to hold services. 

In an Army Hospital such as this the daily work of 
the Chaplain plays a great and important part owing 
to the fact that the number of patients is so large. 
One cannot but carry away pleasant memories of the 
days, some of which were trying to say the least, 
spent at the Base Hospital at Camp Lee, Virginia. 



The American Red Cross! 

The name alone has been on the tongues of millions. 
The gift it has provided for the world is a living 

It has fostered the 
the weary. It has 
satisfied the thirst of 

testimony for its usefulness, 
motherless. It has soothed 
nourished the starving. It has 
the dying. It ^^^^^ 
has checked 
the living blood 
of the wounded 
and maimed. 
It has cared 
for a nation's 
dead. It has 
afl'orded mirtli 
and nuisif for 
the shut-in. It 
has been the 
Mother t li a t 
cares for her 
sons. It is in- 

At the Base 
Hospital it h.-i-. 
and is serving 
its |)urpose. 

Over in the 
wooded a r e a 
where the Red 
Cross Building 

ture, since ils opening in Augiisl, lOlS, Iheic ha- ■|'ic; 

been one continual reahn of acli\il\-. Il has shown Her 

no partiality between Officer and I'aihsled man. Il inlei 

has provided h.r I he \nrse. and allonle.l I he s;nne cnn: 

opI)ortunity Id Ihe patieni uhn h;is l,eennie eun\;ilcs- ,il I 

cent. It also opens its doors to the stranger. The she 


environment of rest — of quiet .solitude and comfort — 
is transformed at a moment's notice into a frenzy of 
frivolity, of laughter and of .song. These hcmrs of 
variance cannot be forgotten by the men of the 
IIosjMtal at Cam]) Lee. 

During the influenza epidemic last September and 



t liung 
' bnihl- 



II p; 

Iheli.- loneli (,f 
Ihe Red 
Ilnndreds of 
liereaved reia- 
li\-es (.r lliose 

I r< 

;i le 



liirnnng | 
in \]\r \\< 

reived and 
made al iionu' 
by Mrs. Betty 
n lo llie hoys as "iMother." 
a lily and exlrenu- i)ersonal 
and eoml'orl of all that she 
a( I wilii has nuide her a popular idol 
|{( fore coming over to the Red Cross, 
ess al the Hostess House." It is her 



hobby to display 
the robe that was 
knitted while she j 
was at the Hos- | 
tess House, which I 
represents the 
work of hundreds 
of boys of the 
80th Division 
that trained at | 
Camp Lee. 01' J- 
course she wouhl 
not part with it 
for any amount 
of money. 

You are seated 
in a large comfortable chair and as you gaze into 
the fireplace— and there are two of them — you watch 
the burning logs and picture within the rising 
flame the utter satisfaction and the home-like con- 
ditions that exist. 

The Detachment men found that this was the 
mecca for their evenings and until a few weeks ago 
could always be found playing little games of Five 
Hundred or writing letters, or holding pleasant 
conversations. This building was the meeting place 
for everybody. 

In the latter part of No^'ember the convalescents 
from overseas began 
to arrive. It was now 
that the big red heart 
of the Red Cross 
l)egan to pulsate in 
its real sense. The 
distribution of neces- 
sities began. The 
wards in the Hospital 
were visited by repre- 
sentatives and no 
soldier that was in 
need of practically 
anything at all, was 
forgotten or o v e r - 
looked. In this work 
alone there is a story 
of achievement. And 
then came the amuse- 
ment. The stage was 
graced with scenery 
and vaudeville; moving 
pictures and concerts 
were held every after- 

noon and evening. 
The afternoon 
festivities were 
set aside exclu- 
sively for patients 
and in the even- 
ings the Officers, 
Nurses and En- 
listed men of the 
Detachment were 
given the same 

Several after- 
noons a week 
the Canteen Ser- 
vice is working 

and doing its part. They hurry here and there 
serving refreshments, smokes, and at the same time 
giving smiles and words of encouragement and praise 
alike to the boys that have won distinction "over 
there." If you ask Mrs. William Mahone, of Rich- 
mond, who is Lieutenant of the Canteen Service, 
she will tell you "Is there any better way to show 
distinction than to be wounded," then she adds, 
"And is there any better way to show distinction 
than to the wounded." These women are doing 
wonderful reconstruction work. 

Then thex'e is the Red 
Cross Motor Corps who can 
always be relied on to trans- 
port the boys from the Hos- 
pital to any nearby place of 

amusement no matter where 

that place happens to be, or 

to any home in Petersburg or 

Richmond. This branch is at 

the complete disposal of the 

soldier at all times. 

The Red Cross activities 

at Camp Lee are under the 

supervision of Major Pickney, 

and at the Base Hospital 

they are in charge of Mr. L. 

W. Guilds. He is surrounded 

by a worthy staff and there 

can be no special mention of 

one. They have all shown 

that they were doing their 

very best. 

The American Red Cross 

has also provided a Nurses' 

Building at the Base Hospital. 

"Rev-cU-oo Mike' 

[ -204 ] 



INI i:i!I(IK VIKWS DF HKI) (KOS- lill I.I )l .\( I 

I III, ( \M I.I N -I 1{\ H I 



Many hours of comfort 
and recreation are wiled 
away by the Nurses in 
this little building. It 
has been the scene of 
(juite a few unique 
dances and evenings of 
song. Possibly the most- 
talked of festivity that 
occurred within its four 
walls was the afternoon 
tea that was given in 
honor of Major-General 
and Mrs. Omar Bundy, 
by Lieutenant-Colonel 
and Mrs. WiUiam R. 
Dear. The success was 
gained in a large sense 

by the presence of the Nurses who, with their uni- 
forms of spotless white, added the desired background 
to a well-decorated building interior. The orchestra 
played and the guests included Governor and Mrs. 
Westmoreland Davis, of Virginia. This was the one 
feature that has made the Nurses' Red Cross Building 
a "landmark of memory." 

The interior of the Nurses' Red Cross Building is 
in one sense similar to the interior of the Red Cross 
Building for convalescent patients, in that its furnish- 
ings and surroundings give that home-like and com- 
forting impression, give an air of quiet dignity coupled 
with a subconscious plea to the visitor to " sit down 
and rest a while." 

During the day the Red Cross Buildings are splendid 
—but in the evenings, with their artistic lamps, their 
appearance is improved many times. 

The Red Cross has endeared itself to the personnel 
at the Base Hospital, and as we 
leave the army and return to 
civil life it will be a certainty 
that it will live forever in our 
hearts as the "Mother who 



[ 206] 

In no previous war have the wants and needs of the 
men in the service been so considered as in the late war. 
The government has been aided in its efforts to make 
them good soldiers by the AVelfare Activities in their 
efforts to make them contented soldiers as well. In 
this labor, it has been the privilege of the American 
Library Association to contribute its share l)y i)rovidiiig 
and distributing reading matter both for recreation 
and instruction. 

When the United States entered the recent war, the 
American Library Association appointed a War Service 
Committee to plan ways and means of carrying on a 
Library War Service. 

The Commission on Training Camp Activities learned 
of the plan and asked the A. L. A. to take charge of the 
supply and distribution of reading matter to the sol- 
diers in cantonments and training camps, in the field, 
on troop ships and at the 

The Secretary of War hav- 
ing appointed a Library War 
Council to aid in a nation- 
wide camijaign for books and 
funds to carry on the i)ro- 
posed ser\ic(", the pcopk^ of 
tli(^ count ry were ciillcd upon 
and tliey res|)()n(lc(l so -vner- 
onsly that it was |)()»il)lr to 

e(iuip anil supj)!. 
ing matter the 
ries, thirty-two (i 
to be erected ; 
$1(),()()() each, ai 
lion whi.-h luui I. 
the Carnegie Coi 
tliat i)nrp()>e. 
offices w 
sui)i)!y tl 
reading n 
the boys 

-. l).-sp. 


seas. Not all of their spare time would be spent in 
watching for the spot on the surface of the ocean 
which meant, as some of the boys said, "Enough 
excitement to last them the rest of their li\es." 

That all of these efforts were appreciated was unmis- 
takably evident. But before long it was reahV.ed that 
the boys in the hospitals were not recei\ ini: the -realest 
possible Ijenefits from the library ser\iee. The efforts 
of other Welfare workers (or in some cases ]\Iedical 
Officers with many other duties to tax their time), to 
render hbrary service were not satisfactory, so in 
February, 1918, it was decided to eslahhsh a sy>icinatie 
library service in the Base Hospitals. It remained to 
interview the Medical Officer in command at the Base 
Ho.spital as his consent was necessary to clear the last 
obstruction from the way. Almost without exception 
the plan was welcomed and the Base Hospital Libraries 
came into being. 

The ( "onnnandingl )IIicerof 
this Has,- Hospital was ,,ne 

.>!' Ih< 

h.' h; 


first I.) reali/.e the ad- 
;es n( the Hospital lib- 
r\ ire and from (lie time 

•t^awhisC.IIMMll toils 

nelion at th.' Ib.spilal 
nev.T tailed to -ive it 
•,li:,l support. 
M Ihcdax it uas .larle.i 

;it it slaiite< 




,nlhs of our hos|)ilal life, 

Ih the joys and .sorrows, the 
lasure^and^displeasure of 



that part of the life 
of camp which flowed 
through the Hospital. 

From the little lib- 
rary we carried books 
in a little cart which 
became afamiliar sight 
in the corridors and 
wards, to all the wards 
but the contagious and 
there we placed mag- 
azines and a limited 
number of books. The 
exception was one time 
when we made our way 
unhindered into some 
of the contagious wards 
and dehvered a num- 
ber of books which 
were lost to us thereafter, to our not unmixed sorrow. 

It was interesting to watch the change in the attitude 
of the boys upon being told that they were not supposed 
to pay for the books. Those who had made up their 
minds to take one anyway regardless of expense, when 
they found that it was not for sale, decided that they 
wanted more than one, some even took four or five; 
and they read them, too, for we made it a point to find 
that out. Some who were sure that they were not well 
enough to read suddenly decided that it was worth a 
trial and our brothers of other nationalities were first 
incredulous and then delighted when they discovered that 
books written in their own language were procurable. 

After playing a game of hide-and-seek for days 
through the corridors with a man who looked woebegone 
and who was totally unconscious of the fact that he 
was playing a game, he was finally located and the dis- 
concerting fact ascertained that he could not speak 


P]nglish. Books in dif- 
ferent languages were 
held in front of him 
until one written in 
Russian appeared and 
he snatched it with an 
eagerness which might 
easily be mistaken for 
rudeness. But his 
pleasure was so great 
t hat it would have been 
impossible to hold any 
feeling other than 

Through days of 
heat that caused brains 
and brawn alike to 
melt almost to a state 
of uselessness, we con- 
tinued our work by grace of an electric fan which, 
though it did not cool the air, circulated it and made a 
breeze with which we did our best to content and 
comfort ourselves. And when cold weather came and 
the little library was as cold as it had been warm we 
reluctantly deserted it for a larger one in the Red Cross 
Convalescent House. Here in time the tide found its 
way and our woi'k of "finding the book for the boy" 
went on uninterruptedly after the excitement attending 
the signing of the Armistice had somewhat died down 
and we realized that we were not to pack our trunks 
or suit cases or barracks bags, as the case might be, and 
start for "God's Country" wherever, north or south, 
east or west that might mean to each of us individually. 

The need for service is as great as ever and here we 
shall remain as long as we are permitted; and we shall 
always treasure the memories of our period of service 
and association at the Base Hospital at Camp Lee. 


Mrs. Sugden is assisted in her work by Private first- want something for Sunday reading. He has been a 
class Augustus Kettleberger, known the hospital over familiar figure with his library on wheels as he goes 
as "K." from ward to ward through the corridors. "K" is a 

"K" has the knack of knowing just what style of Philadelphian. That may explain the reason for his 
fiction is needed when you rush into the library and popularity — that and a few other good qualities. 



The work of the Y. M. C. A. at the Base Hospital 
began shortly after the Hosjaital o])ened. Mr. E. M. 
Willis, the Camp General Secretary, at once began to 
make plans and preparations for the erection of a 
Y^. M. C. A. Building from which to meet the great 
opportunity for ser\ ice, but for various reasons the 
erection of the Iniilding was postponed. Upon one 
occasion when Mr. Willis was visiting at the Hospital, 
he was met by an orderly, from one of the wards, who 
asked, "Are you a 'Y' man?" Mr. Willis replied, 
"Why. yes; 

is the 
The orderly 
said, "There 

On August 1, 1918, Chas. W. Sydnor was appointed 
Y. M. C. A. Secretary of the Base Hospital. His duties 
were to oversee the work of the Y. ~Sl. C. A. in the 
Hospital, as well as making regular visitations himself 
and to provide for the Detachment men. Through 
the kindness of the Commanding Officer of the Base 
Hospital, Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Dear, Mr. Sydnor 
was permitted to use the Hospital Cha])el as Ins office 
and as a reading room for the men. As the ('hai)t'l was 
too small to accommodate the men, no rlfort was made 

•(■111 Y. M. ( 
y I he R 
a week. Th<-s<> " Y 

distril)ul(Ml Icshiinciils and rchgious I 
as making many .Tran.fs lor I he pa lie 
afternoons every ward in I he II,,.pilal 
an informal rehgions serv ire ua> hef 
the patients in tiie Ilospil 
in every week by one of our \ 



[ 209 J 


to the Y. M. C. A. for help. Twenty-one ministers in 
the "Y" work were sent over to act as assistants to the 
Chaplains, and a little later six ministers from Rich- 
mond came every day to assist in the work. These 
Secretaries were assigned to certain wards to be visited 
day and night. The situation was serious. The patients 
were gloomy and despondent, asking for a minister to 
visit them. The opportunity for service was great. 
The "Y" men, like the Chaplains, went from bed to 
bed carrying a word of cheer and comfort to the sick, 
as well as waiting on the loved ones and friends 
who had come to visit them. A "Y" man was at 
the bedside of a dying boy when the boy's father 
came in and on hearing his son request to be baptized, 
was very much moved, and from the invitation of the 
"Y" man, the father and son were baptized together. 
This is one of 
the many in- 
stances thai 
could be told. 
During llie e\n 
demic several 
hundred were 
baptized. Hun- 
dreds of letter'- 
were written 
every day foi- 
the sick, who 
were unable to 
write them- 
selves, and 
scores of tele- 
grams were 
replied to daily. 
Every patient 
was visited 
every day by 
some minister. 

When the Base Hospital was unable to accommodate 
the patients, the Hospital authorities opened an Annex 
Hospital at A. Avenue and 27th Street and the Y. M. 
C. A. offered Hut No. 57, which was in that area, for 
use as the Hospital Authorities thought best, and the 
Hut was used as the Administration Building of the 
Annex Hospital with Secretary Womer in charge. This 
Hut was also used to receive those visiting the sick. 
Mr. Womer and his Staff did everything possible for 
visitors in their hour of grief and sorrow. Hot coffee 
and chocolate were served day and night. 

In these critical days the strength of the Nurses was 
being taxed to the utmost. The Y. M. C. A. assisted 

by furnishing the Nurses three automobiles every after- 
noon for a two hours outing, which was enjoyed by 
them and the ride was refreshing and invigorating. 

After the epidemic when the working of Camp became 
normal again, the Hospital authorities furnished the 
old Mess Hall as a Club room for the Detachment men, 
and the Y. M. C. A. was permitted to serve the men 
in this club. Every night there was an interesting 
program, either social, religious, educational or moving 
pictures. At this time Mr. J. E. Sleight was added to 
the Staff as Business Secretary. "Dad" Sleight soon 
became acquainted and made himself well known by 
his characteristic way of giving out notices at Mess — 
"Movies at Seven-Thoity." 

Y. M C. A. work at the Base Hospital has experi- 
enced a very rapid growth. Our splendid new "Y" 
building is a 
direct result of 
the untiring 
e ff o r t s of 
T h o ni a s R . 
Jordan, Camp 
(ieneral Secre- 
tary. The new 
building was 
opened for ser- 
vice February 
13, 1919. The 
new Hut No. 
^294 is of the 
F type and is 
the second 
largest hut in 
Camp, having 
a seating 
capacity of 
one thousand. 
Every night 

an interesting program is held, either social, religious, 
educational, athletic or moving pictures. This hut 
also is the center from which the Y. M. C. A. does 
its work in the Hospital. Twice a week the women 
secretaries distribute fruit throughout every ward in 
the large Hospital Building. Mr. Charles W. Sydnor, 
Building Secretary, is surrounded by a splendid and 
efficient personnel composed as follows: ReHgious 
Secretary, J. R. Bennett; Educational Secretary, J. 
E. Sleight; Social Secretary, George M. Douglas; 
Business Secretary, J. T. Geohren Recreational Sec- 
retary, C. B. Munson; Women Secretaries, Miss 
Florence M. Cornell and Miss Helen J. Balcom. 


The Knights of Cohimbus offer "Greetings" to the 
Base Hospital. 

The mutual feeling of friendship that exists cannot 
be estimated. It has been the policy of the organization 
to give to the service man all the possible conditions 
outside of his military routine. At Camp Lee, the big 
hut at ^Tth Street has been open since the beginning 
of the cantonment and up to the present moment it 
has been successful in making the "boys" of every 
organization and company feel perfectly at home. 

It has also been used as a place of worship and the 
Sunday Masses are held at regular hours under the 
auspices of several Catholic chaplains. Again, it has 
provided a religious condition to the ser\ice man 
of the Catholic faith. 

At the Base Hospital, it has assigned two workers of 
merit. They go to every ward and visit the sick, and 
at the same time have a smile for the well. To ^Ir. 
Ralph Robinson and Mr. Harry O'Grady go these honors. 

And then it has had the pleasure of having the talent 

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V oiler "liesl Wishes" to I 

le Base Hospita 



HE unselfish and appreciative work of the 
Ladies of Virginia has been one of the bright 
spots of the days that we spent at the Base 
Hospital at Camp Lee. The cities of Rich- 
mond and Petersburg have been very generous 
in their charities to the men in the service. Their 
ladies have at all times responded to the call of 
patriotism, and have so nobly carried out this detail, 
that has meant so much to the life of the Hospital. 
Their afternoon visits to the wards, their cheery 
smiles that were given in heartfelt sympathy and yet 

encouragement, have been a God-send to the i)atient. 
The donations that were so profusely sent to us, 
their entertaining abilities and their immediate re- 
sponse to almost anything that was requested of 
them has, all in all, endeared them to every man and 
woman that has been in the institution either as a 
soldier, a Nurse or as a patient. 

The humble condition of mere gratitude is not 
sufficient. The living memory of these deeds will be 
inscribed in our lives as acts of humanity. 

Ladies of the State of Virginia, we thank you! 


Then the smallest secretary heard the subject 
that had been assigned to her for her contribution 
to this bit of "world's greatest literature," as 
she calls it, she sank down wearily in her chair, 
' hitched her blue necktie a notch tighter and 
"Impressions, fiddlesticks, I never had one in 
." But as she thought — and occasionally she 
was capable of that feat — her spirits "i)erked up," 
and with that courage given only to the "commonplace" 
and war workers, she let her pen trail over the paper. 

"A woman generally interprets her environment in 
other terms than a man, so the impressions of the 
smallest secretary, gained in these brief weeks at Camp 
Lee may differ vastly from those of her associate men 
secretaries. But on one point we are agreed, without 
exception, doubt or question, ive all take our hats off to 
the American lad in khaki — (even though he covers the 
bewitching drab with blue overalls, or the crisp white of 
a cook, and though a puffy biscuit cap adorns his pate). 

"The Camp Lee soldier — and he is a typical soldier — 
is a responsive, clean-out man with a refreshing view 
of life. In him is an ability and a desire to respond 
to our efforts that is most satisfactory and which 
one would never find away from the 'Land of Khaki.' 

"You men know how much we appreciate this spirit 
of yours. Were we to ask you to play 'marbles' or 
'drop the handkerchief you would respond to that 
childish whim as splendidly as you do to a call for par- 
ticipants in athletics or to a call for workers or fighters. 

"Another thing that is evident is your appreciation 
of the 'Y' organization and what it is trying to do for 

you. Without priding ourselves unduly, we believe 
that you men appreciate us, our work and our desire 
to be of the greatest service to you. 

"We are not seeking harps and halos for ourselves in 
this work — far be it from us! But there is always a bit 
of pleasure connected with your expressed recognition 
of these very new efforts of ours. And as we become 
more experienced in this service we hope to be pro- 
portionately more valuable to the soldier. 

"We workers hear everywhere a wail that runs like 
this, ' I wanna go home. ' That is understandable and 
natural where men are crowded together, but in spite 
of it we believe there is loyalty to your government, 
which you represent, to your outfit, and to each other — 
that sort of a loyalty which promises great things for 
yourselves and your country. 

"Ambition — with a big A — meets us everywhere. It 
is extremely gratifying to find so large a proportion of 
men who are planning to advance. The 'new soldier,' 
as a whole, is an intelligent man with a great desire to 
progress, especially mentally, which of course, means 
eventually, a well-rounded, clearly-marked advance- 
ment. College vocational training, art, and com- 
merical art seem to be the ambition of a great number 
of men, now that 'it's over, over there' and with such 
aims and ideals existing in your minds, we are assured 
that all will be well in the future for our immediate 
selves and for the rest of society. 

"Impressions! When you come to analyze them they 
are endless. Suffice it to say that the woman 'Y'man 
has formed many favorable ones in this man's army." 


If one were tisked to name one phase of activity 
justifying the existence of the J. W. B., it is doubtful 
if a better one can be advanced than the Hospital 
service of our organization. Expecially is this true at 
Camp Lee, where the field rei)resentatives of our Board 
have given particular attention to this phase of their 
work. Not content simply with visiting the wards 

noons, has also been a great freature for some time, 
and all of these concerts have ])roved decidedly i)oi)ular 
with the men. 

Bealizing the importance of looking after the men 
when they are discharged from the Hos])ilal , a roup of 
men from the Convalescent Center is taken by ;nilo on 
Wednesday afternoons to the Century Theat re in Peters- 

regularly, a Tlospihil ( '.•niinil Ire con^l^lin- ..F lli<- 
ladies of llic rclcr.lini- ii-li ol' llir .1. W. I',. 
been .,rg;nn/,ed. ulil.-l, k,- llic nnin.l <,l Ihr lb,~|.il,-,l 
once a wck, .lisi ril.ii I I,, llr^ iKiliml- .ni.l 

leaving a trail of sinislilii.- bdiinJ llirm. 

A weekly (■..nccrl lor ,ii v;, l.-c-cn I ^,Uu;: ;il I he 
Red Cross Building, wliidi li< M m, 'j-lnnsday .iILt- 

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I 213 I 


ID you ever notice how long is each 
day in the last week of the 
month, and how many times 
during that week you count your 
diminishing stock of Canteen 
checks? How many times have 
you found yourself hanging around the cigar 
and "pop " counters waiting for some unsus- 
pecting friend to show up? The sensa- 
tion of being broke — oh, how well you 
know it. 

Each time you go to Mess it is with an 
air of expectancy. You are yearning for 
something of far greater importance than 
beans and pickles. And each day you 
think, "Surely it will be tomorrow." And 
when finally it is announced that the next 
is pay day, the very slum for which you 
have just fought so gloriously tastes almost 

The following morning you leave your 
work and hurry to the pay line at least 
an hour before it is necessary, in order to 
enjoy the pleasurable sensation of hearing 
the names called and seeing the money 
change hands. 

At last the exciting moment comes and 
you receive yours. Immediately you march back 
through the crowd with "eyes front," lest by some ill 
chance you encounter the chap who lost a five spot 
in your favor a few days ago. 

And at the door comes the first sad parting, for if 
you have forgotten about the Canteen checks there 
are others who have their memories better trained. 

The rest of the day is spent alternately in figuring 
how to get rid of the most possible cash during the 
evening and in chasing around after the man you lent 
that "buck" to last week. 

On the way from work it is with a mixture of scorn 
and amusement that you watch the fellows in their 
mad center-rush struggles for Mess. At least for one 
meal, beans will not be your portion. 

At the barracks you dig out the old serge 
suit and wrapped leggings. You may even 
take time for a shave before dolling up in 
festive attire. 

When all is ready you make your way 
majestically to Twenty-seventh Street, 
and, spotting the largest jitney, join the 
fight for a corner seat in the rear. 

Once in town you do not pause till you 
have reached some quiet place where it is 
possible to feed upon fried chicken and 
juicy steaks. When this important duty 
has been performed, the next on the sched- 
ule is doing the town. This consists of 
walking about the streets in an aimless 
manner, indulging every desire from Malted 
Milk to Bevo; and even stopping for Sun- 
days and Pa'l Malls. 

Having enjoyed the best show from 
a front row seat, you bring this perfect 
day to a close and spend the next twenty- 
— nine bumming your cigarettes, going to 
^^-^ movies at the "Y," and eating slum. 




The job of "keeping up the morale" is a thankless 
one, at best, and the out-of-luck individual to whose 
lot fell the task was not the most fortunate member of 
the Detachment, by any means. 

]\Iost of us, in fact, the whole gang from Philly, came 
down here through special induction last April, with 
the jM-omise from the Recruiting Officer that we'd be 
"over" in six weeks. It was a monotonous existence 
in camp, to say the k'ast — the same old routine day 
after day, and, Ix-caiise of the small force of men, it 
was often night after night, too. Then, as the six 
weeks leiiglliened into six months, and we were still 
in Camij Lee, there began to be a popular suppo.sition 

that "somebody had lied," and the Recruiting Officer 
was not unsuspected as a modern Ananias. 

It was, therefore, a welcome diversion when the 
various performers at the Liberty Theatre volunteered 
to come over to the "Base" and entertain both Detach- 
ment men and patients in joint assembly. At that 
time, the only available hall or theatre was the Cieneral 
Mess Hall and the audience lounged on the benches 
or .sprawled on the floor, according to its desin* or 

Among those first to volunteer their services was 
Miss Maud Powell, Anu-rica's uiosl cnHiicnl \ ioliiiist . 
We long will remember llial w oiiderrul .lune iiiglil 




when Miss Powell played in 
our quadrangle — her first 
open-air recital. The music 
that only Maud Powell can 
play kept Xurses, Officers and 
Enlisted men entranced for 
almost an hour, and she was 
given a tremendous ovation. 
A promise to come again was 
extracted from her, and she 
later fulfilled her promise, a 
second time appearing at the 
Hospital, this time in the Red 
Cross Convalescent Building. 

And then we were fortunate 
inhavingMrs. ChristineMiller 
Clemson, of Pittsburgh, to 
sing for us. She was the idol 
of the Eightieth Division and 
her voice had such rarity that 
her soldier audiences were 
always held spellbound. Her 
work was a])])rcciatcdnot only 
by the Eightieth Division but 

]ust as , 
Red Cros 
A m o n 


her recital at the 
other notables 
who appeared at the ^Mess 
Hall was Xora Bayes, accomp; 
Akst. her pianist, and Ir\ ing Vl^lw 
old Mess Hall never before had 
eager crowd of listeners, and 

famous commedienne were of 
such volume and sincerity 
that Miss Bayes said she felt 
flattered at such appreciation. 
It must not lie forgotten that 
we reci|)i'ocated to the \()hm- 
teer enleriainei- by -iiii:ing, 
under the leadership of Lieu- 
tenant Arnold, our ])opular 
ballad, "All We Do is Sign 
the Payroll!" and our har- 
monious harangue Sweet 
Adeline." Oh ye>. we recij)- 

Other shows at the Liberty 
were coming weekly, and a 
movement was next started 
to raise funds for the erec- 
tion of a theatre in the 
(luadrangle of the TIosi)ital. 
Accordingly, our -Hase" 
(luartette. eomixised of Ser- 
geant MeCov and Privates 
ijf^'^ Lowell Keitl'i. Lindsay 

|1 and Ellis (iilbert. were sent 

I ' to Pliiladel])hia and Atlantic 

City. They met with instant 
success and i)oi)nlai'ily in 
those cities, and came l)aek 
■ loaded down with the -lillhy 

lucre," but the erection of the new Red Cross linilding 
in the convalescent area made it unnecessary to Imild 
a theatre as originally planned. Since ils opening, 
this building has been the center for all .social ac-livilies. 

1 HANK (;HOl AUI) 

1^217 1 


Mu.ic by Ba.e Ho.pJtal Orche.tra. 



^Irs. Drury and to 
members of the Y. 
M. C. A., K. of C. 
and J. W. B. organ- 
izations for their in- 
terest in providing 
entertainment for 
the sick boys. 

The talents of our 
own Detachment 
men have met with 
t he heartiest wel- 
come from the pa- 
tients and men of 
the hospitah Fore- 
most among these 
is Frank Grouard, 
female imperso- 
nator par excellence . 
Frank has had a 
varied professional 
career as a delin- 
eator of feminine 
characters and is 
considered as 
MISS HAAS among the best 

in his line that the stage has in its ranks. 

Sam Rogers, our magician, professionally known as 
"Rougere the Talking Sorcerer," has also had a wide 
stage experience, and he has shown his act at practically 
every Y. M. C. A. hut in the Camp, besides the numer- 
ous occasions when he has appeared at our own 
entertaiinnents. "Jack" Lindsay, our silver voiced 
tlie "king of .syncopation" 

Hospital, and li< 

Miss Elizabeth Haas, 
A. N. C. Too much can 
not be said in praise of 
her sweet contralto voice, 
and she has endeared her- 
self to the heart of every 
man and woman by her 
eagerness to help, at all 
times, to make our activ- 
ities a success. 

The first Detachment 
dance last September was 
a winner, and the Red 
Cross Building housed 
one of the largest crowds 
ever assembled in that 
hall. Ladies from Rich- 
mond, Hopewell and 
Petersburg were invited, 
and were profuse in their 
exclamations of 
and delight at the success 
of the affair. The con- 
fetti strewn around, kept 
the "fatigue gang" busy 
for several days. 

The second dance given 
by the Detachment men 
was held during Thanksgiv 
beautifully decorated to 
holidays, and the puinpkii 
corn produced a niosl in\ 
the hght fantastic toe. 
success, it was (l,.ci<i<>( 
weekly alVair, an.! a pe 
men was a|)i)ninlcii 1)\ 
Sero-eants .l.-nn.'s Hrcnna 
Perkins an.! <'or|.- 
oral bonis 
to take ehai-e o 
c>. Sinc< 

hincc. |,o..iMc wa 

[219 J 


the fact that we had our own orchestra — one capable 
of producing dance music of that mesmerizing cadence 
calculated to make a fellow with Methodist feet attempt 
the fox-trot. These boys were un- 
tiring in their efforts to serve at any 
time they were needed and often 
played for four dances a week, after 
being on duty in their various jobs 
during the day. 

The Base Hospital band, also, has 
been a "morale-lifting" element and 
frequent concerts are given to pa- 
tients and Enlisted men. 

The brain of Lieutenant Arnold 
(Morale Officer in December), always 
busily engaged in thinking up stunts 
to keep the men as cheerful as pos- 
sible, could conceive no more brilli- 
ant idea than the Enlisted men's 
Christmas party. It was the most 
amazing event we had experienced 
during our life at Camp Lee, and 
was an inspiring success from every 
standpoint. General and Mrs. Omar 
Bundy and Colonel and Mrs. Dear 
were guests of honor and each of the 
Commanders addressed the men in 
an interesting vein. Then followed "bi 
an excellent program composed al- 
most entirely of Detachment men, after which appeared 
that most looked for part of a social affair: the "eats." 
Who can hope to enumerate the entire array of holiday 
delicacies? On the whole, we enjoyed our Christmas eve 
almost as much as we should, had we been at home. 
Is it possible to say more than that? 

Recently, through the agency of the Red Cross, 
vaudeville acts from the Keith Circuit are appearing 

at the Red Cross Building, and these acts augment the 
talent of our own local entertainers in such manner 
that one serves as a pleasing foil to the other. 

Also through the interest of the 
Red Cross in our welfare, a minstrel 
show was staged and met with great 
success on the two occasions when it 
was presented at the Base Hospital, 
first to the Officers and Nurses, then 
to the Enlisted men. The organiza- 
tion journeyed to the Westhampton 
Hospital near Richmond, where a 
successful performance was staged for 
the wounded men from over-seas. 
It was through the careful attention 
and tireless work of Mr. Drury, of 
the Red Cross, that the minstrel 
show achieved the success that has 
made the Base Hospital proud of it. 

The Y. M. C. A. opened a "club" 
in the old Mess Hall behind the 
Detachment Office and for several 
months, it was much frequented by 
the fellows, but a handsome new 
building has recently been completed 
in the Hospital area. This building is 
becoming a popular rendezvous with 
tNS" the men; its basket-ball court is one 

of the best in the entire camp. 
If anyone feels that the Morale Officers of the Base 
Hospital at Camp Lee have been "lying down on the 
job," then that man is a grouch with such depth of 
grouchiness that his morale could not be kept up 
anyway! The great majority of the Detachment men 
feel that the social life here is far from stagnant and 
that the men in charge of the Base Hospital Activities de- 
serve all the credit that it is possible to bestow on them . 




OME^MIERE, sometime in the dreamy days 
of mild November, when thoughts and ideas 
come as easily and as naturally as spring- 
fever in April — an idea was born. 
The Base, being of an unusually placid 
nature, where the only music that was heard was 
at morn, wlien the revengeful notes of the bugler 
brought echoes of yawns, mutterings, and answerings 
to reveille; the welcome Mess call, the wind chanting 
what seemed to be a fantasy of seasons as it hurried 
through the pines, and then the final strains of "taps" 
as the lights were dimmed at the close of another day. 
These were the only symijhonies tliat we licard. 

Sergeant, was at home both on the clarinet and the saxo- 
phone, and Sergeant Linder, who has returned to Ohio 
and home, played the violin and could play the drums, 
as well as being a prodigy on the saxophone. Evans 
could play the piairo, but feared it would be a little 
inconvenient to carry on parade. 

"With this material the boys had a conflab, and the 
fiery eloquence of Johnson, Gwinner and Edward 
Hoopes Cook of Harri-sburg, and a politician too, the 
reader could then appreciate the endeavor of these 
three pioneers of this now successful organization. It 
would be unnecessary, of course, to sjjecify the place 
of meeting, but it was held at llie --aine place where 

The Orchestra had already made strides in llie ri-lil ina 1 1 er> of wei-hl . a nd a II riin.ur^ an- udieially -lis.n^.e.l. 

direelioii llie spirit of wliieli wa. llie iincleii. \nv -ivaler Su - ( 'lia rl.y "■ (.ulnner ;Meur,|ii,L;l> In ^^'>y\. an, I 

ambitions. We had Corporal Dei.-lnnann of llie (^nar- mmhiicI Hi,- llo^pllal lor I.on. uI,o uer.' i 1 1 1 er<-| ,m| in 

tcrmasterCorp^.wh.. <-onl.l niak<' a cornel s,„.;i k . .-i nd li i a 1,,iimI, To Mirpri-,- l„. I-miihI al.oiil ll.irly. 

speaking would gel llie Iwenlielli .■eiilnry .-iimI I .mm I ,m., i, I \r,,o|,|. ll„-n M , h;, le ( )|lirer of li.e Mase 

would actnally ponr onl i)nre -lazz in iU e,,n\ ■■rsi I ion. Il,;.pil;il, \\a^ iiilenM|\ inl,iv.|,-,| in llie proje.-l ami 

In .ja/./.ing, he would bring oul sneh M.ile. ;i^ uere 1 .ront^h M h-' ma 1 1 er 1 .-loiv Lu'.i I en.i n I ( ■, ,loii,-l| )r;i r. I Ik- 

never thought i.o»il.le. Then lliere were .ewral ( oiii in;, n. 1 1 1 ( )lli. er, u l„ , a I on.-,- r.., .^ni/e.l I he x m hie 

violinists wh,) w<-n- eos.nopolilan in IIk- way of iiiMrn- n( .ii,h , u-a i, i/a 1 1, m . an<l p,-rinill.-,l lli(- eonlinnancc 

ments. ••Charley" (.winn,-r always had a liaiik,-riiiu ..fa.liMlv in I hi^ ,lir,-el i..n. 

for a s;ixoi)lion(-. Hii-rly wa- proliei,-nl on lli,- mam- S. r-ianl Ma. rone was then a I'rivate and had the 

moth lielican. Hussell Smith, onr new lIo-.pil;,l niakinu- of a rear^Soiisa." lie was s|)ottcd out of the 


already assembling tribe and was sent to New York to 
purchase instruments. In the meantime the vigilant 
business eye of Lieutenant Arnold saw a bargain in the 
Replacement camp — that of a band which was in the 
process of "going home." These instruments were 
immediately purchased. 

Within a few days the boys were rehearsing under 
the direction of the returned Macrone over in the Red 
Cross Building. Needless to say the work and strain of 
starting a band is difficult, 
but in this case the enthu- 
siasm and willingness of the 
boys soon brought out the 
finer qualities of melody. 
It was then that the 
"Academy of Music" 
was transferred to Barracks 
No. 43. 

May we pause here to 
allow the listener to give 
his impressions of the first 
rehearsal ? 

"While being intensely 
interested in these difi'erent 
instruments, my whole 
being was startled as my 
delicate auditory appara- 
tus was greeted by a series 
of arpeggios and chords 
that blended as wonder- 
fully as the night passes 
into the morning. Thrill 
after thrill ran up and 
down my musical spine; 
my very soul was moved 
by the wonderful harmony 
which changed with light- 
ning like rapidity as the 
cornets, trombones, and all 
the anatomy of the band 
seemed to try to reach its 
zenith on a moments "Fog-Hor 
notice, or it may have been 

making a final test of Darwin's 'Survival of the Fittest.' 

" Now a calm. Then a thrilling cadenza on the 
cymbals by Grouard and a clash of the drums and 
cymbals which resembled the artillery of the sky. 
This was accompanied by groans of the trombones, 
which resembled the last cry of the defeated gladiator. 
The cornets took up a spark of renewed hope from 
'Turn Boys, We're Going Back,' and were followed 
by sounds of tramping feet from the basses and saxo- 

phones. The shrieks of victory from the clarinets 
and piccolos sounded like the screaming of a siren. 
The alto section, taking up what seemed a calm, re- 
sembled the morrow of battle. Again the entire band 
took up the grand finale. 

"Enraptured. Amazed at the wonderful music, half 
embarrassed and perplexed, I turned to Reese to ask if 
that was one of Grieg's concertos or a heretofore un- 
published work of Chopin. My keen surprise can only 
be too well imagined when 
he, showing his ivories very 
affably, said, 'We are only 
tuning up.' 

"Quite suddenly a chilled 
hush settled upon the as- 
semblage. Even the shrill 
piping of the flute was hushed to a 
respectful silence as the reverend father 
of them all oozed in, who was no 
other than the worthy potentate of 
potentates — Sergeant Antonio Garibaldi 
Lumbardo de Macrone, the direct de- 
scendant of Orpheus himself and skilled 
autocrat of the lyre and lute. 

"Personality and strength exuded from 
his noble countenance, and even traces 
of ' slum ' (see soldier for etymology of 
this word) upon his noble chin could 
not camouflage his artistic cast of countenance. 

felt exceedingly small, in the presence of this 
exponent of the art divine, and I sighed when I 
thought of my lost chances to also walk in the 
enchanted gardens of fame. 

"He raised his sceptre, and held it poised, while 
the shining implements of achievement were 
raised. Then, like a shining locket cuts the 
pitch blackness of a Hopewell night, it flashed 
through the air, descending as per- 
fect a parabola as was ever seen by 
mortal man. 

"The sounds that issued forth 
from those hollow tubes were merely 
secondary in interest to the kalei- 
doscope of motions that fleeted across that masterly 
countenance. It was marvelous. All the primal passions 
of mankind, all the great stimuli and depressants, even 
such artifices as hissing hke an angry tom-cat were 
brought into full play. To have heard this, Creatore 
would have torn his hair in envy, and Sousa's musical 
throat would have rattled its last cadenza and given 
up the ghost. 

"Suddenly I became conscious of a rare predominating 



note, a sweet deep tone like the snoring of a musical 
rhinoceros. I recognized 'Evvie's' beautiful haritone. 
For a full minute I gave up myself to its exotic uuitter- 
ings. Bierly's bass, Reese's clarinet along with the 
saxophone of Evans, would have caused Shul)ert to 
rearrange his best for their accommodation. Too bad 
he died so soon. 

" Still another sound attracted my admiration. I 
turned and witnessed the ultimate in fineness and deli- 
cacy, the quintessence of conventional restraint, a 
brilliant example of Man's conquest over the matter. 
I have in mind the art of 
Frank Grouard's cymbal 
playing, which is absolutely 
the best of its nature in 
the new world and may be 
excelled only in the Orient. 
It is my ho])e that Pro- 
fessor Macrone will use 
him as a soloist soon. I 
could sit for hours and 
listen to the cascade of 
golden notes he evokes ox iv 

from his instrument. 

At this point it may be well to mention tlic nia>tcrly 
work of ■Whitey" who ])h\ys tlie bass drum. A trio l)y 
Beach on the flute. Cook on the tromljone, AVhitey ' 
on the drum, and Reese on the clarinet would 
be much a])preeiated, not only for the nni>ic but for 
the living fae>lniile of the 'Spirit of ■7(;." And so it 
went for more than three honr>."" 

Christmas Day found the Hand -i)rea(ling cheer 
through the wards and corridor, of the hospital. The 
day following New ^'ear's day Chaplain Talhna.lge 
took the iian.l to Rielnnond where they played lor 
the "Boys in (.ray" at tiie Robert E. Lee Home. The 

Daughters of the Confederacy touched a vital spot when 
the band was invited to the Mess Hall, filled with such 
a wonderful aroma that it caused the gastronomic 
aflections of the boys to rise to its zenith. It did not 
rise in vain for there was every known delicacy of the 
Christmas season. A responsive chord was touched 
when the Band opened the eoneert with the strains of 
"Dixie." Those Boys in (iray who lune often marched 
to those martial strain- ro>e as a man and filled the air 
with cheers of "01" and sometimes a silent tear 
welled over the cheek of a silvered veteran. In the 
evening the Band rendered 
a concert for the veterans 
of "19" at Westhampton. 
The scenes of the veterans 
of twi) great wars, and the 
])cerless oratory of Chajjlain 
Tallmadge on these occa- 
sions will ever be associated 
and stamped indelibly on 
the memories of the Base 

ago the Band playc 
and Peasant." "Tlu 
Tell." If we may 
of the audience, we 
)een fully re|) 
fraternity th 
■ill l)e a lastir 
rs to come we 
organizat ion 
"Ah me. 'I 
1 lillle .Ire 
How fleet i 


tion > 

Mill i 

tee! SI 
lid for 

I d.'V. 

Hospital 1 
])ri\'iU-ged I 
At a uuv 
opening mm 
■ Forest 
the k. 


■ Inne 

ind " 

.,k bark lo the 
i>- wilh Sax: 
j,,yo,is day. ,n 


[ 223 J 


HERE'S a grand and glorious feeling that o'er 
your heart comes steahng, as you shake the 
dust of Camp Lee from your feet. You are 
filled with eager thrilling; from your brain 
there comes a trilling, as you think of those 
old home town friends you'll meet. You are off 
on ten days' leave (that's the soldier's sole reprieve!). 
No more reveille you'll hear for quite a while. As you 
say, "Well, so long, Steve. I will drink your share of 
Bev'," and with lightened step you tread the last 
long mile. 

Well, you reach the train on time — it comes puffing 
in at nine; as you grab the last platform, you give a 
sigh. "It's good-bye. Camp Lee, for mine— for ten 
days I'm going to dine; no more slum and beans and 
fried tomato pie!" Everything is going swell, and you 
want to give a yell — as you think of seeing Jane and 
Minnie Bowers. "Fellows, there's a wreck ahead; out of 
luck!" the brake- 
man said. "This 
here train will be 
tied up eighteen 
hours! " 

Every hour 
seems like a year. 
Oh, for one good 
lass of beer — just 
to drown your sor- 
rows and to still 
your blues! "If I'd 
gone by B. &. O. 
I'd be half- 
way home, I 
know — Oh, 
I'm S. O. L. 

whatever way I choose ! " When at 
last your train moves on (though 
an entire day is gone), and you 
settle down to count each passing 
mile. Suddenly the engine stops 
and your morale quickly drops — 
"Bridge down!" "Con" 
says, "We'll be here 
for quite a while." 

After sixty hours or 
more, when you're feel- 
ing rotten sore, and you're 
wishing railroads every vicious i 
comes to view familiar scenes, as 
the locomotive screams, and the 
brakeman calls out, "Next is Home- 
town ville! " What is this? No one 
in sight.'' After thinking hard all night that they'd meet 
you at the train with bands — and cheer! In a grouch, 
you walk, alone, the nineteen blocks out to your home 
just to find the curtains drawn — there's no one there! 

Sitting on the porch all day, is not the best of sports 
I'll say. (Especially when the family's not in sight.) 
Yes, you're home on ten days leave, and there is no 
use to grieve — you must stick it out at least for half 
the night. Suddenly you hear a gasp — "Why my boy, 
you're here at last!" and your mother dear enfolds you 
in her arms. "We've been hunting high and low — you 
should come two days ago, and we telegraphed the 
Camp our grave alarms!" 

To a dance that night you go ; next night, to a movie 
show, and the girls all look with envy at your Jane. 
"Ain't he grand in uniform.!^" "Finest fellow ever 
born!" (And with that sweet girl you stroll the shady 
lane.) Those four days go by with speed of the fastest 
pacing steed, and too soon you must rejoin the office 
force. Train goes fast as in a race, and you get back 
to the Base thirteen hours before your pass has run 
its course! 

You all know how it will be, when you leave our old 
Camp Lee: trains are late and you lose time to beat 
the band. But when you're coming back, there is 
grease upon the track, and you slide along as toward 
the promised land. We want to go ^c^^ 
home, it's true, but as there is work 
to do, we've got to stay, so Q''^ ..^t 

there's no use to grieve. 
But if you take 
pal's advice, you will 
find it twice as 
nice, if you 
lay off 
that stuff 
— a ten 

pass ! 

[ 224 ] 


1'>S. ^nrcl There is an Orchestra and wortliy of 
iiu'iilion too, not only for its quahties, l)ut it 
is composed entirely of Detachment men. 
The career of the Orchestra liegan in the 
bellnm days of last summer, when the 
mercury flirted with the to])s of thermometers 
and naturally musical enthusiasm took the same 
strides. The chief strider was a certain Charles 
G. Gwinner, who was especially skilled in the art 
of drawing the hair of a horse's tail, saturated with 

to purchase a few of the instruments and music. The 
Orchestra is now financed by a musical fund. 

During the month of August, a number of men were 
transferred from the Depot Brigade and attached to the 
Base Hospital. Among these we soon found a student 
of piano and pipe-organ — Thomas Evans, better known 
as "Evvie" or "Highbrow." He is a master at the 
organ and piano. 

The Orchestra increased from the historical three to 
the unlucky thirteen. Had we been living in the age 

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large share of the credit for the organization of music 
at the Base. He is well assisted in the violin section 
by two sickly looking boys — Sergeant Linder and 
Private Birely — weighing about 225 pounds each. 
Linder has the enviable prestige of being the best 
violinist in Miamisburg, Ohio. His personality is so 
contagious that when the orchestra takes a jaunt to 
Richmond, it is necessary to have a special troop of 
Military Police to prevent him from being kidnapped. 
Birely "hails" from Pittson, Pa., which is nestled 
in the mountains of a group of, what we might call in 
peaceful times, affiliated frankfurters. He is well 
versed in stringology and plays the violin at a pressure 
of about 220 volts and 60 amperes, which partially 
accounts for his burning up so many strings. 

Now who does not know Johnson? He is our little 
Jazzer on the drums. If you happen to see him in 
action, you would at once see the similarity of him to 
the mainspring of a Big Ben alarm clock which had 
suddenly been given its freedom. He also has the 
faculty of presenting to his immediate associates a 
wonderful flow of English when he finds his equipment 

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., sent one of her sons to us — 
Private William Carlyle Reese. A wooden stick with 
holes at irregular intervals, surmounted with a reed 
gives him a chance to show his ability on the clarinet. 
Reese can speak on, or around, any subject, and for this 
reason has been styled a walking encyclopedia. 

Thomas Beach, of Philadelphia, is the flutist and the 
tallest man in the outfit, which is an asset to him in 
reaching the high notes. 

Corporal Deichman and Private Beatty toot the 
cornets. Deichman is usually known as Squire on ac- 
count of the timely and valuable advice he gives on 

weighty subjects. Most of us "reckon" he accumulated 
these while serving in that capacity at Cucumber 
Junction. Beatty is also an excellent man at giving us 
the proper vision of things, as he is a University of 
Chicago graduate in Ophthalmology. These two men 
have not yet solved a plausible reason for Sergeant 
"Tonie" Macrone's tendency toward irregular spas- 
modic bodily reflexes during the rendition of a number 
in which he plays "The Horn of the Fleur de Lis." We 
cannot tell whether this striking phenomenon is due 
to the veritable barrage of Jazz that issues forth or 
whether it may possibly be due to the application of 
external stimuli. This must ever remain one of life's 
little mysteries. 

Private Edward Hoops Cook slid to Camp Lee on 
his slide-trombone. He is the very personification of 
energy on account of his quick and sudden movements. 
In these he very closely resembles the movements of 
the shadow of a sun dial at the North Pole. But all 
this changes when he is harmonizing, as he puts it; 
he then vibrates as doth the tiny leaves of the maple 
in the gentle zephyrs of springtime. 

With the said Cook there drifted a long and lean 
pedagogue with a lengthy and lean horn who turned 
from instilling the principles of algebra, to the colorful 
realms of Jazz, and has found it possible to manipulate 
the movable section of a trombone with a slurring 
syncopation quite unequaled. Surely there can be no 
laggard pedal extremities when Brinser's mighty right 
arm shoves that foot and a half of cold brass. Great 
shades of Beethoven! 

Whatever is the mission of an orchestra in a Base 
Hospital, we feel that it must have been at least 
partially fulfilled according to the appreciation shown 
by the Nurses, Officers, Enlisted men and patients. 




never be forgotten by those who were fortunate 
in taking part or those who journeyed along as 
rooters. The final score was 6-4 (twelve innings). 

After this came a lull in the sporting activity 
until the basket-ball season opened in November. 
Of course sports were out of the question durinj; 
the "Flu" epidemic which occurred during the 
months of September and October. 

A team composed of mostly Jefferson Barracks 
boys made up the first squad and to those we owe 
the distinction of winning one of the camp cham- 
pionships — that of the Central League. The 
second squad was always on the alert and time 
and time again proved that they were a good team 
and could give any aggregation a run for their 
money. The first team under the management of 
Lieutenant (Chaplain) Aaron Anglin, and ca])- 
tained by Ellsworth Blanchard of Minnesota, was 
much in demand outside of Camp Lee, and on 
several occasions defeated the Camp Eustis team, 
the Naval Base team at Norfolk, the Richmond 


left lo right: Bradley, 


ding: Cramer, Litchfield, McCloskey, Bradley 
Kneeling: Perkins (Captain), Blanchard 

Y. M. C. A., and other fast teams in the 
vicinity. The outstanding features of 
this team were the individual playing of 
"Chuck" Connors, the speed of "Milo" 
MaJnati, the eagle eye of Blanchard, 
I he accuracy of foul shooting by Ercliel 
and the all-around playing of Farley, 
Burton, Pedrizetti and Nesheim. The 
games in which the Base Hospital won 
the championship of the Central League 
are as follows: 

Base 49 

Headquarters 15 

Base 29 

Postoffice 25 

(extra 5 minutes for tie) 

Base 49 

Jewish Welfare 13 

Base 25 

Camp Personnel 13 

Base 34 

49th Ambulance 6 

Total won 5 


Percentage 1000 

The sharp snappy winds off January 
produced a desire on the part of several 
popular "Cockney" gentlemen of the 
Detachment to organize a soccer team. 


"Scotty" Watson, "Pop" Leadley, Kenneth 
Broomfield and "Old Man" Taylor scoured the 
ranks of the Detachment for material and suc- 
ceeded admirably. Soccer became popular, so 
much so that the Band accompanied by several 
hundred rcoters went over to the "Vets"' field 
and witnessed the victory over the M. P.'s (reveiiuc 
seemed sweet, you know what we mean). An 
unexpected and a xery unique thing happened at 
the conclusion of this game. So wild with joy 
and enthusiasm were the rooters that they actually 
staged a real college snake dance over the field. 
Will you ever forget it? 

The soccer team, like their basket-ball and base- 
ball brothers, sought laurels outside of Camp and 
finally arranged a series with the strong Rich- 
mond Athletic Clul). The first game was played 
at Camp Lee with the Base team ahead. The 
second game was at Richmond and, although they 
were accompanied by the Band and many rooters, 
they lost. The day \\as a cold one and Byrd 
Park in Richmond, where the uanie was ])layed, 
was soon deserted. H()we\('r the trip wa> enjoyed. 
The third game was placed a I Hichniond and resu 
in a tie. As -.tar^ of soccer, we can mention "Hi 
Bingliaui. of high-vli.H,! lame in Philadelphia 

M. Knol.lnc 

wnul.l pro.lnc<- ; 
cliampion lia-eball s(|iia(!. 
Mol coiinliMg llic tiiariN 
Iciini^ loiiniMMieiils llial 
will ine\ ilaltiv lie arranged. 

I 22!) I 


Individually the Base Hospital has produced stars in 
every game. Together every team has made a worth- 
while record, and no one, in speaking of sports at 
the Base, could ever be ashamed of any effort that 
has been made, but on the other hand they will 
always have the best of the argument because the 

brawn that has been in back of the wearers of the 
caduceus has always and always will come out on top. 
We all may spend the summer at Lee, although it is 
rumored that some of us may not. For those who 
will, it is our earnest desire that they will pride 
themselves with the slogan, "Base first, Them next." 



)|LONG toward the end of the month, at least 
a week before Dame Pay Day could hover 
her motherly wings over us, my financial 
statement would have made the allotment 
of a millionaire colony to its town poor 
sound like the fiscal report of the Standard Oil 
Co. It was with deep regret that I wrote "Xo 
Funds " at the bottom of an invitation to a dinner-dance 
at the Petersburg Hotel; it was with deeper regret 
that I phoned "Her" that I 
couldn't take her to the Academy as 
we had planned — as "I hadda work." 

To wile away the two hours that 
must elapse before one could go to 
bed decently (even when broke!), 1 
wended my hopeful way to the "Y" 
to see the movies. The flamboyant 
poster outside announced that the 
current attraction was "Vera the 
\'ici()us Vanii)ire, or Wooed and 
Won by a ^^'ily Woman," a very in- 
teresting theme, I thought. 

Finding that it was at least half 
an hour before I could hope to see 
[Nliss Beda Thara ])cgin her wanton 
depredations on the silver-sheet, 
I picked lip the Aii<iiist. li)()0. 

Anjns!, frn 
in the hope of learning .McK 
stand on the Silver Que-tioii. 1)^ 
siring a seat. I remarked 
diction so popular among M 
, mooch o\" 
Hoi)! Oii-c guys 

hole joint !' "' 
vn!" was my only 
re voii— ii lianl- 

darkness. We were kept in breathless suspense through 
five reels of vamping — interrupted only l>y a wait of 
twenty minutes between each reel while the operator 
changed the reels our times (ha\-ing gotten the reel 
in upside dcwn three times in succession). 

During the progress of the movie, music was com- 
mitted by those musically inclined (and otherwise) of 
the audience the most popular and oft-repeated selec- 
tion being "Smiles." An effort was made to make the 
affair more realistic by reproducing, 
ill loudest tones, the words of the 
actors, and we were edified l)y such 
inspiring cries as. "Atta hoy!" 
"Some chicken!" "Hey. mister, 
k out there behind you!" Just at 
> final ••clinch" in the fifth reel. 

ki.s.'d (he girl, ,>acli 

tom> of -Daiktown 
"Such .sounds!" 
"Yes," I diagnox'i 

gitis, chronic, coin|) 
Soon great crie- of 

shook the building. 



ROTUND AY afternoon! 

^^1^ The day was so little like the March days to 
which we always had been accustomed that 

ri5^ we thought the weather man must certainly 
I I have made a mistake and slipped some of his 
best June variety on us. The sun, like Solomon in his 
glory, smiled benignly down upon us as if inviting us 
out to bask in his dazzling brilliance. There were few of 
the fellows who emerged from the Mess Hall (after our 
usual Sunday ice cream and chicken), who could resist 
the irresistable, and many parties of khaki-clad pedes- 
trians sauntering forth to enjoy the luxury of an after- 
noon in the open. Indeed, it would have been the 
veriest crime to remain indoors on such a day. 

With such a historical landmark as the old Crater 
within four miles of us, many of us had never been out 
that way, even those more energetic fellows who pre- 
ferred walking to Petersburg, instead of waiting for a 
crowded trolley. Therefore, the proposition to tramp 
out the Crater Road met with unanimous consent, so 
off we trudged, with the sunlight glinting on the wires 
of the fences along the road, and making them look 
like golden cobwebs. A wonderful afternoon for a hike! 

A"ou will recall that at the end of the Convalescent 
Area there is a large sign that reads "U. S. Military 
Reservation." As we passed this sign, we threw all 
thoughts of the Army to the four winds and instilled in 
their place a sort of contentment with hfe such as we 
had not known since last spring — that magic season of 
the year which drives young poets insane trying to de- 
scribe its beauties. Swinging along at a good stride, soon 
we came to the little concrete bridge which, we were sure, 
must have fostered many proposals and love scenes in 
its past, when the pale Virginia moonlight played on 
its romantic possibilities. Despite the fact that "in the 
spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of 
love," we were sure that we were not the first to notice 
its wonderful attractions as an amorous bower. 

Down in the hollow could be seen the last trace of 
the old road which had been abandoned some months 
ago to allow the Camp engineers to rebuild a road 
in order to get some practice before beginning that 
grim work in Flanders. The turn in the road beyond 
this point is a sharp one, and a little to the left stands 
a weather-beaten, tumble-down old shack which seems 
to be lamenting its past gayety in the days before the 



Civil War and is waiting for a 
Virginia gale to obliterate it en- 
tirely. A delightful veil of mys- 
tery long has lingered about this 
place — Dame Rumor whis- 
pered that those thirsty mortals 
who crossed its threshold with 
the right password came out 
with quenched thirst and an 
odorous breath. However, many 
pathfinders have "bin thar " and 
came away thirstier tiian they 
entered, and wiser, so llie old 
rumor is suspected ot being a 

Pas.sing the little stretch of 
woodland, we came to the 

straight road which meets the Norfolk "pike," and as 
our eyes met the sign post of this crossroads, our little 
army paused and looked around. It seemed very invit- 
ing to us — to follow the way to Norfolk — but the Crater 
was our destination. A little verse came to my mind: 

' 'A soul stood at the crossroads. 

Where good and bad do meet, 
Perplexed and undecided, 

Which way to turn his feet. 
The good road seemed so barren, 

The bad one looked so sweet; 
So that soul went to the devil, 

Where the good and bad don't meet!" 

A passing machine with a red heart on its wind- 
shield slowed u|) and its owner offered his generosity 
and a s(>at in his car. Then we all decided to take the 
•'good road" after all. We were at the bridge in a few 


moments, and alighted from the machine just as a 
Seaboard Air Line sped under us on its way North. 
For an instant there was a dampening of the spirits of 
our Jittle party which even the glorious da^' could not 
dispel; delightful as was Virginia on this spring day, 
we all were sure that we should gladly have deserted it 
without a pang of remorse, could we have been on that 
northbound train. 

The expanse of territorj^ visible from the bridge is a 
delight to the nature lover. In the distance we could 
see the Crater itself. 

On we pressed, and soon stood before the Massachu- 
setts monument that was erected by the Common- 
wealth of that State in honor of her sons who fought 
and died so nobly on the spot now covered by the 
beautiful shaft. Pennsylvania, also, has erected a 
magnificent monument to commemorate the heroic 
deeds of the men of the ^200th, 2()8th. and 2()!»lli Regi- 
ments of ^■()lunl(M■^s In. in llic 
Kcysl.Mic Stale, and we 
greatly thrilled to gaze upon 
its splendid pr()j)<)rt ions. 

Bv this time we all were eager 



1 pnshcd 

real h(,le 
as sii.-li ; 
(•gcuf \\ 

onr lirsi \ lew 
n I he gronnd, 
I'alel'nl I'aclor 
crslmrg, Imrst 
s.-:nvly <'.Hild 
I.I luvn made 

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work of man 
with her own 
softer, more 
humane work. 
Even so will tlic 
devastation of 
France and Bel- 
gium gradual I \ 
disappear I x ■ 
neath the hand 
of Time and 
only memories 
will live and 
rankle in i lie 
minds of those 
who loved the 

ini; I 

beauty of 

France before the Hun began his deadly work. With 
the healing of the wounds in the earth at the Crater, 
the wounds in the hearts of the people of the North and 
South also have healed and the people of the two sec- 
tions have been united in bonds that can never again 
be broken. It was with a clearer realization of this that 
we left the Crater whei-e men of the North and men of 
the South fell together in those dread days which are 
almost forgotten. 

Our thoughts of the Civil War days were interrupted 

by the discov- 
ery that we 
had only half 
an hour in 
which to reach 
the Hospital in 
time for Mess; 
our imagina- 
tions — which 
had been dwel- 
1 i n g on the 
great days of 
old — came 
down with a 
thud to the 
^ 1 1 ij mundane 
things of life, 

and we realized that we were hungry enough to eat 
mule-steak. Just then the canteen truck appeared 
and Sergeant first-class Sunderland called cheerily, 
"All aboard, fellows!" The haste and energy which we 
displayed in clambering into the truck was so inspiring 
to the driver of the truck that he sped into Camp like a 
bolt from Jove's hammer. 

Each fellow in the party felt amply repaid for his 
afternoon's jaunt and wished that he might have 
another such before he left Virginia in the near future. 




. AMP Lee is located on historic ground, being 
the site of camps of the Union forces during 
the siege of Petersburg in 1865. 
The Base Hospital is located in Prince 
George County, Virginia, and is four miles 
from Petersburg. 
The size of Camp Lee, including the rifle range, is 
7348 acres. 

First arrival of draftees was on September 10, 1917. 

Number of buildings is about 4200; capacity of 
buildings is 70,000. 

Capacity of camp (including tentage) 100,000 men. 

Cost of construction is about $25,000,000. 

Roads total 40 miles, including 14 miles of concrete, 
18 miles of gravel, 1 mile of cinder and 7 miles of dirt 

The "Bayonet" is the weekly publication of the 
camp and is issued every Friday. 

Two million pounds of ice were consumed in the 
month of August, 1918. 

Seventy million gallons of water per month is used. 

There are 30 miles of sewers and 4 sewerage disposal 

The camp water supply is derived from the power 
canal of the Appomattox River above Petersburg, 
and is taken adjacent to the old locks built by George 
Washington. The water passes through three pumping 
stations and one purification plant before being deliv- 
ered to camp. 

There are six fire stations in camp, all equipped with 
modern fire-fighting apparatus. 

The 80th Division, under the command of Major- 
General Adelbert Cronkhite, was the first division to 
train at Camp Lee. It was made up of troops from 


Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. They 
embarked for France on May 23, 1918. 

The 37th Division came to Camp Lee to finish 
training immediately after the 80th Division left. It 
embarked for France about June 
12, 1918. 

Of the Welfare Activities there 
are 3 Hostess Houses, 15 Y. M. 
C. A. Huts, 3 K. of C. Huts, 1 
Jewish Welfare Building and 1 
Camp Library. 

'Vhcvc arc 2 theatres, the 
"LilKTly" aiHlthe "Victory." 

The jifncy larc lo Petersburg 
is 25 cents, and to H()i)e\vell 25 


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E are going to take a scenic trip through the 

Get into that httle imagination car and let's 
go. P'irst. we slowly climb that long in- 
cline and as we reach the top we pause, just 
" for a fraction of a second, as we take a deep 

breath and prepare for the first dip. 

Down the car rushes towards the caves. We plunge 
into darkness and hit a curve and you can hear the 
squeak from the wheels as steel flange meets steel rail. 

We come to our first cave and it's flooded with light. 
It's our Administration Building. You get a glimpse of 
the Information Office and the Registrar's Office; you 
see the men hunched over their typewriters, you hear 
the hum of activity. But the little scenic car rolls on. 

Did you see that signal.^ Blue — that means a clear 
track. Were it red, you and I could not take this trip. 

Another long lighted opening. There's the Post Office 
and there's the Chief Nurses' Office, and as we swerve 
to the right, we get a glimpse of the Receiving Ward 
and just an end of the Patient's Property Room. 

Be careful, this is a rush trip and there are plenty 
of curves. Here's one now — we swerve to the right — 
you will have to look cpiickly. There's the Pathological 
"Lab" and the X-ray "Lab," and did you see the 
Operating Room on the left? 

Xow we are going down a long, dark, straight stretch. 
How those wheels hum I They need oiling. 

Look! On the left, .set back in that lighted cave. 
That's the Patient's Mess Hall and the Diet Kitchen. 
You just get a hurried look at it, then onward, and 
another curve jostles you so that you have to look 
back to get a glimpse of the Post Exchange, where 
you and I spent our army "fortunes." 

Here's a wliopjjcr of a straight a-way. (iee, the old 
c-ar sure is rolling right along and we ni-c hoi)ing it will 
last the trip. TIi(Tc\ the ( ■Ikiih'I on the l<-ft : and there's 
the g;ira-c aii.l lliciv\ llic l:,il,,r Did y,,n get a 

chance to >cc the Qnartcrnia-ter Building and the 
Animal House a little further back? On we go. 

Smell those woods! Regular woods. We are passing 
the Boiler House on the right. Onward, and now 
for a big curve to the right. You don't need to get 
ready for it because you won't know it's a curve. 
In that lighted cave is the Red Cross Building and 
those buildings in the other caves are Convalescent 
Barracks. Xow we are heading back towards our 
starting point. 

Just smell those trees — the little old car is hitting 
it up again — the Laundry and the Boiler house sweep 
past on our right — here's the Head Surgery Building — 
a sharp curve to the left — another curve — and away we 
go on the homeward stretch. The little old car seems 
to know it. we sure are moving. There — that cave — 
tliafs ihe Offii CPs' Sick Ward and the cave on the left. 

that's the Oflicers Quarters and that buildin 
used to be the Colonel's quarters. Some ride 
the Administration Building again and tl 
Receiving Ward. That long lighted ( a\c oi 
—That's the Xurses' Quarters. 

Look out! You give a sudden hinge of voi 
it's the brakes that did it— you (an hear IIk 
and \'oii L;r; 
ha! hclorc iC- 
oir of you 

; what 

•'s the 
le left 

of ini- 

soiiK^tnne. Jump 
(hat lilllc iMKmiii 

'I'hc hltic 
waiting to 

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Oh ! how I hate to get up in the morning, 

Oh! how I'd love to remain in bed; 

For the hardest blow of all is to hear the bugler call, 

You've got to get up, you've got to get up, you've got 

got to get up this morning. 
Some day I'm going to murder the bugler, 
Some day they're going to find him dead; 
I'll amputate his reveille, and step upon it heavily. 
And spend the rest of my life in bed. 

Published by Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. 


Good morning, Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip, 
With you hair cut just as short as mine; 
Good morning, Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip, 
You're surely looking fine. 

Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust. 

If the Camels don't get you. 

The Fatimas must. 
Good morning, Mr. Zip-Zip-Zip, 
With your hair cut just as short as. 
Your hair cut just as short as. 
Your hair cut just as short as mine. 

Published by Leo Feist 


Oh, it's not the pack that you carry on your back. 

Nor the rifle on your shoulder, 
Nor the five-inch crust of khaki-colored dust 

That makes you feel your limbs are growing older. 
And it's not the hike on the hard turnpike 
That wipes away your smile; 

Nor the socks of sister's 
That raise the blooming blisters; 
It's the last, long mile. 

Published by T. B. Harms 


There are smiles that make us happy. 

There are smiles that make us blue 

There are smiles that steal away the teardrops 

As the sunbeams kiss away the dew; 

There are smiles that have a tender meaning 

That the eyes of love alone can see. 

But the smiles that fill my life with sunshine 

Are the smiles that you give to me. 

Copyright, Lee S. Roberts 


Belgian Rose, my drooping Belgian rose, 
For ev'ry hour of sorrow you've had. 
You'll have a year in which to be glad; 
You were not born in vain, 
For you will bloom again; 

And tho' they've taken all your sunshine and dew 
We'll make an American beauty of you ; 
And you will find repose, 
Over here, my Belgain Rose. 

Copyright, Leo Feist, Inc. 


Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag. 

And smile, smile, smile. 
While you've a lucifer left to light your fag. 

Smile, boys, that's the style. 
What's the use of worrying? 

It never was worth while; so 
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, 

And smile, smile, smile. 

Published by Cliiippell & Co. 




There's a long, long trail a-winding 
Into the land of my dreams, 
Where the nightingales are singing, 
And a white moon beams; 
There's a long, long night of waiting 
Until my dreams all come true, 
Till the day when I'll be going down 
That long, long trail with you. 

Published by M. Witmark & Sons 


Over there, over there. 

Send the word, send the word, over there. 

That the yanks are coming, the yanks are coming, 

The drums rum-tumming ex'ry where. 

So prepare, say a pray'r, 

Send the word, send the word to beware, 

We'll be over, we're coming over 

And we won't come back till it's over over there. 

Published by Cohan & Harris 


K-K-K-Katy, beautiful Katy, 
You're the only g-g-g-girl that I adore. 
When the m-m-m-moon shines over the cowshed 
I'll be waiting at the k-k-k-kitchen door. 

Published by Leo Feist 


Sweet Adeline, my Adeline, 
At night, dear heart, for you I pine, 
In all my dreams your fair face beams. 
You're the flower of my heart. 
Sweet Adeline. 

Copyright, M. Witmark & Sons 


There's a rose that grows on "No Man's Land" 

And it's wonderful to .see; 
Though it's sprayed with tears, it will live fcjr years 

In my garden of memory. 
It's the one red the .soldier knows. 

It's the work of the Master's liaiHl, 
'Mid the war's great curse stands the Red Nur; 

She's the rose of No Man's Land. 


Keep the home fires burning, 
While your hearts are yearning. 
Though your lads are far away 
They dream of home; 
There's a silver lining 
Through the (lark clond shining. 
Turn lluMlark cK.ud inside out. 
Till the boys come home. 

Published by Chapprll & Co., l.ld. 


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HE Editors are unanimous in their thanks and grateful appreciation for the co-operation afforded them at 
all times during the compilation of "Lest We Forget." The contributors have, in their contributions, 
expressed the three principles upon which this volume was founded, that of "Fraternity, Progression 
and Humanity." It is the earnest wish of the entire staff that these principles be expounded more 
forcibly than ever in the future; that their meaning may enlighten the world and bring success to all. 

Major-General Merritte W. Ireland 

Lieutenant-Colonel William R. Dear 

Major Francis P. Emerson 

Major Downey L. Harris 

Major Tasker Howard 

Major Edward M. Parker 

Major Clark H. Yeager 

Captain Tell Berggren 

Captain Elisha W. Brown 

Captain Herbert N. Dean 

Captain Roscoe C. Kory 

Captain Arthur C. Morgan 

Captain Winfield G. McDeed 

Captain Allen A. Weed en 

Lieutenant Ferris L. Arnold 

Lieutenant Arthur C. Brown 

Lieutenant Philip M. Farley 

Lieutenant Solon L. Rhode 

Lieutenant Frederick C. Schreiber 

Lieutenant Vincent T. Shipley 

Lieutenant Chaplain Robert F. Tallmadge 

Miss Catherine H. Allison, A.N.C. 
Miss Blanche Hummer, A.N.C. 
Miss Florence True, R.A. 
Miss F. B. Warren, R.A. 
Miss Reba Wentz, A.N.C. 

Hospital Sergeant Robert D. Pye 
Hospital Sergeant Raymond D. Smith 
Hospital Sergeant Russell L. Smith 
Sergeant first-class Virgil Pedrizetti 
Sergeant first-class Conwell Dirickson 

Sergeant Charles Allen 

Sergeant Albert Benner 

Sergeant Hogarth Colston 

Sergeant Earl Lampe 

Corporal John Coburn 

Corporal Solomon Glick 

Corporal Louis Hertz 

Corporal John McCloskey 

Corporal Fred McFall 

Corporal Samuel Rogers 

Corporal Harry Waters 

Private first-class Henry M. Baker 

Private first-class T. Bruce Beach 

Private first-class Ira D. Brinser 

Private first-class Marius De Sopodzko 

Private first-class Clark Frutchey 

Private first-class Harry L. Hamilton, Jr. 

Private first-class Patrick Hunt 

Private first-class Eugene Jolas 

Private first-class Stanley McCunney 

Private first-class James Moore 

Private first-class Hilary Osborne 

Private first-class Maurice Siegler 

Private first-class Frank Taylor 

Private first-class Sidney Wallace 

Private Alexander Lubich 

Private Julius Rappoport 

Mr. Charles Sydnor (Y.M.C A.) 
Mr. Willlvm Flynn (K. of C.) 
Mr. Isadore Davidopf (J.W.B.) 
Mrs. F. W. Sugden (A.L.A.) 
Miss Agnes Dunlop (Y.M.C.A.) 


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